A growing body of material about the life in the Victorian Colonial Navy is now available online at http://www.cerberus.com.au/manuals_printing.html. The material includes:
* technical documents from 1871+ ranging from the Regs (various versions) through to the torpedo and turret drill manuals
* notebooks used by the Captain and Engineer of HMVS Cerberus
* personal diaries includin the diaries of 4 men who took part in the Boxer War in 1900-01 as part of the Victorian Naval Contingent.
As you may have guessed from the URL above, this material has been collected, scanned and made available online free of charge by the Friends of Cerberus, a a community not for profit group campaigning to save the Victorian colonial warship HMVS Cerberus (this campaign has its own thread here http://www.victorianwars.com/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=3382).