Almanacs are a valuable resource for local, family and social historians as
well as for researchers in other fields of Australian history.
The 1833 edition of the Australian Almanac was one that almost didn't come to
fruition. This was due to lack of machinery to do the printing of the printers
regular work, let alone the Almanac on top of it. But thankfully it was
published, and now we have a great record of life as it was in New South Wales
It is titled 'Australian', but it is about New South Wales, it is divided
into various sections: Calendar, Public Days; Australian Agriculture,
Horticultue &c., Supreme Court, Court of Requests; Miscellaneous Local
Information &c., Civil Establishment of the Colony; Military Establishment;
Public Institutions; and Shipping.
So with this publication which really is a 'reference book' for the year, you
can find the answer to any number of questions:
- what are the costs of going to court
- what the rules relating to the sale of land
- details of customs information
- a listing of the towns and stations (together with residents names, and
how many miles they are from Sydney)
- who the local postmasters are, when the mail arrives, and how much it
costs to post a letter
- details of the various Governors of New South Wales, Lieutenant-Governors
and Magistrates as well some Military Personnel
- what the regulations relating Assigned Convicts (both male and female are)
- the public institutions lists all the local societies, and those who are
- and the list could go on and on ...
This product provides a great tool for researching New South Wales history
making information that is difficult to find easily accessible on CD.
High quality scanned images of the whole of the original book. This CD has been bookmarked for easy navigation, and pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.