With a population of approximately 20,000 by 1891, it was felt that Broken Hill
needed a Business Directory. The local newspaper 'The Barrier Miner' came to the
rescue and published the very first 'Barrier Miner Business Directory' in 1891.
With over 200 pages this directory covers everything that is useful to
those living in Broken Hill, Silverton, Round Hill, Thackaringa, Purnamoonta, Pinnacles
and Cockburn. In addition to the alphabetical list of householders, street-by-street, with
occupations, it also gives a brief history of each region, details of
government officials, sporting club office holders, society office holders and
There is also general information included such as hints on etiquette,
antidotes for poisons, calendar for Australian seasons, postal and telegraph
information, medicine for horses, customs, banking, and many more topics.
Here is a wealth of information packed on one searchable CD.