This book is an extremely comprehensive directory of the western districts of Victoria including several areas in the south eastern corner of South Australia. It includes several separate sections of directories, general information and calendars.
Street directories, alphabetical directories and commercial directories covering different places throughout the Victorian districts (as well as Mount Gambier, Port McDonnell and Penola in South Australia) are included. This directory is unique in that it contains a squatters directory, making it extremely useful to those interested in squatters in this region. It also includes a travel guide.
There is also a significant section devoted to general information on different areas including Ararat, Beaufort, Belfast, Casterton, Colac, Coleraine, Digby, Geelong, Hamilton, Meredith and Portland, Skipton, Stawell, Steiglitz and Warrnambool. There are also directories covering mount Gambier, Port McDonnell and Penola
Lastly the book contains a calendar, almanac and information on eclipses, gardening, moons and much more.
The whole 212 page directory, including most text in the ads, is searchable, useful not only for finding names, but also places occupations and other information for family and local historians.
Originally produced by Archive CD Books Australia in 2005, 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.