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Hi, I am new to this site and wondered if anyone can tell me where I would locate (if they exist) records on someone's occupation - Ferry Master - Sydney.
I assumed Ferry Master was a pilot of the Manly Ferries in Sydney. The name is MacPhee K.F. He died in Sydney aged 54.
The National Archives does not hold records relating to the employment of ferry masters, as it is not a Commonwealth function. State Records NSW holds the records of the Maritime Services Board which was involved in the regulation of shipping in NSW and may have had oversight of the ferries. If you contact them, they may be able to help you find more information about the person you are looking for and the role of Ferry Master.
State Records NSW
The Director State Records Centre
2 Globe Street
SYDNEY NSW 2000
PO Box 516 KINGSWOOD NSW 2747
Tel: (02) 9673 1788 Fax: (02) 9833 4518
Alternatively, the Australian National Maritime Museum may be able to shed some light for you:
The Director Australian National Maritime Museum
2 Murray Street
SYDNEY NSW 2009
GPO Box 5131 SYDNEY NSW 2001
Tel: (02) 9298 3777 Fax: (02) 9298 3780