Covering New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, West Australia, Tasmania, Queensland, New Zealand, British New
Guinea and Fiji, the Australian Handbook and Almanac and Shippers and Importers
Directory for 1905, the thirty-sixth year of issue, is a guide with all kinds
of interesting and unique information.
Apart from a descriptive account and
statistical information for New Zealand, New Guinea, Fiji and each of the
Australian colonies and their towns, you will also find details on climate,
education, religion, agriculture, population, societies and clubs,
parliamentary and official departments, local self-government, telegraphic and
postal details, police, banking, shipping, mining and land regulations,
newspaper, manufacturers, emigration, as well as naval and military forces. As
well, it includes a range of maps – street, railway and mineral. You will also
find details of the governors, consuls and ecclesiastical appointments of the
time. This handbook gives a snapshot of the world of our ancestors in the early
CHATSWORTH (37° 50' S. lat., 142° 38' E. long.), post town,
situated on the west side of the river Hopkins, in the county of Villiers, and
electorate of Villiers and Heytesbury, shire Mt. Rouse, 167 miles (177¼ postal)
due W. of Melbourne, on the Great Northern road from Warrnambool to Ararat.
Tri-weekly mail to Wickliffe. Chatsworth Hotel. There is a State school (No.
1,382), in which Presbyterian services are held. Pastoral district. In the
neighbourhood is the Hopkins Hill estate. Population about 80.
The Directory and Business Guide portion of
the Handbook is a comprehensive listing of importers, exporters and shippers.
For the importers and exporters it lists their name, address and what they
trade (fishing tackle, gloves, locomotives, mining materials, and more) -
exporters from England, Scotland, France, and Germany, and importers throughout
Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.
Features of this Handbook include:
- emigration information “likely to be of service to intending Emigrants”
- land regulations for each state and New Zealand
- mining regulations for each state and New Zealand
- Australasian ministries
- leading events in Australasia from November 1903 and October 1904
- hundreds of advertisements
This product contains high
quality scanned images of the original handbook. It has been bookmarked for
easy navigation. Pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if