Written for the people of the Shoalhaven and Hawkesbury districts in 1905, this book includes a large variety of general and household information, including a calendar, cultural and cookery guide, directory, historical record and useful household compendium. It also includes many photos and sketches.
A large proportion of the book contains a detailed account of the area and its history including information on the districts growth and development, events, churches, schools, agriculture and culture. Biographical notes on several prominent people are also included. The directory gives a list of people in certain roles in the community.
The calendar, cultural guide and cookery guide provide a unique view of life in the district at that time.
This book is very useful to the local and family historian, providing direct information on many people and events as well as giving amazing insight into life and culture in the Shoalhaven and Hawkesbury districts.
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.