Bass Strait Maritime Centre

Local History Archives

Historical and Maritime Archives

The museum holds the local historical and maritime archives for the Devonport region. These paper and photographic records were compiled over many years by the Devon Historical Society which amalgamated with the Maritime Museum in 1999.

These local archives are available for viewing on request. It is essential that you book an appointment to access these resources by contacting 03 6420 2790 or

The museum does not hold immigration records, maritime history outside of the Bass Strait, or detailed family history research. We recommend contacting Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, other Maritime museums for various regions, and the Tasmanian Family History Society, Mersey Branch.

The Devonport Regional Gallery now holds both the Robinson Photographic Collection and the Cocker Paintings Collection.

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