The Polly Woodside Volunteers' Association (PWVA) is an incorporated body set up in the 1970s to represent the volunteers who maintain the world-famous iron barque Polly Woodside, the Duke and Orr's dry-dock, the pump-house and the maritime museum site on the Yarra River in Melbourne.
In 2012 there's lots of good news about Polly Woodside, the volunteer facilities and the new workshop and equipment:
see the latest WAVE newsletter here!
MARITIME RESEARCH SERVICESince the closure of the Melbourne Maritime Museum we have moved our library to the National Trust HQ and have continued to offer a maritime research service.
We have an extensive library, including 200 years of Lloyds' Registers, around 40,000 photographs of ships from the mid-19th Century to the present day, and searchable databases of all passenger shipping arrivals to Australia & NZ, from the 1st Fleet onwards. We undertake research on behalf of the public, including family historians who are seeking information and photos of ships, their voyages and the history of the Port of Melbourne.
Research costs - $20 for up to two queries, extra queries $10 each. Ship photos $10 each (postcard size) or as emailed JPG's.
Proceeds go to the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) and are used towards maintenance of Polly Woodside. Please contact us at Tasma Terrace, 4 Parliament Place, E. Melbourne, VIC 3002. Phone: 9656 9800, email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org