Post office directories (the
predecessors of today's telephone books and street directories) are a
valuable source for family historians. Usually published on an annual
basis, directories provide a snapshot of the suburb or locality in a
particular year, allowing researchers to trace the development of the
street and area where their forebears lived.
Wise's directories are known as one of the most comprehensive that there is available.
Wise's Post Office Directories are divided into three main sections:
Towns, Alphabetical and Trades and Professions. These three
classifications enable the enquirer to see at a glance the Householders
or Traders in any one Town; the Business and Address of any resident in
the State; and the Firms engaged in any trade or profession.
This compendium includes:
Originally produced by Archive CD Books Australia in 2004, this title has now been remastered and re-released, and includes better searching capability. This CD contains high quality scanned images of the whole of the original book, and has been bookmarked for easy navigation. Pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.