Did your ancestors in South Australia own horses, cattle or sheep? Have you thought of looking in the Brands Directories for more information on them? These are a unique, but most useful source for family historians. Local historians will also find them a great resource, with the ability to easily reconstruct
lists of stockowners in their region.
What is a brand? Those who had horses, cattle or sheep, branded them with a unique symbol or combination of symbols and/or letters. This identified who the animal/s belonged to. This volume contains tens of thousands of such brands for those in South Australia as at 31 December 1901.
What information can be found from a brand directory? You will find an image of the brand registered, certificate number, former brands, name of proprietor, run where the brand is to be used (address), and nearest post town to run.
Divided into several sections including:
- Arrangement of Brands
- Horse and Cattle Brands
- Pound Brands
- Sheep Brands
- Alphabetical List of Names of Owners
- Cancellations and Transfers
This publication has been scanned at high quality, and is fully searchable, which allows the users to find a person or place of interest.