The full title of this directory is 'Sands, Kenny & Co's Commercial & General Melbourne Directory for 1861'. This Directory consists of a trade directory (listed both alphabetically by name, and by trade) for much of Melbourne and suburbs. It also includes a street guide, street directory, societies directory, government and official directory, ecclesiastical and legal directory and a municipal directory.
The directory concludes with over 40 pages of advertisements - all useful insight, often including names of people and places.
The whole directory, including most text in the ads, is searchable. This makes it useful not only for finding names, but also places, occupations and other information for family and local historians.
North Melbourne & Hotham
Hawthorn & Kew
South Yarra & Windsor
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.