A huge directory, this is really fascinating. It is a publication that was written for buyers of goods in the United Kingdom, Europe and the Colonies of Australasia and is a large listing of manufacturers in these countries, together with the name of the the business or owner, the goods they sell, and where they are (country and address). This was said to be an indispensable guide 'to all connected with commerce in England and Abroad'.
The 'Colonial Section' consists of 150 pages which covers businesses and services throughout New Zealand and the States of Australia. Everything from auditors to jam manufacturers, machinery merchants and importers to opticians, and shipping agents, as well as everything in between, is listed in this section. This is a remarkable listing of businesses throughout the Australasian region at the turn of the century.
Making up a reasonable portion of this book is advertisements that cover businesses and companies throughout London, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
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.