What is a Directory?
In very broad terms, a directory is an extended version of our current day white
pages and yellow pages combined (without the telephone numbers). They list many
many thousands of names, together with their occupations and addresses ... but
also so much more.
What information does this Directory contain?
This large Sands and McDougall directories (or Sands and Mac as many people know
them as), are known to amongst the most comprehensive. Divided into various
sections you will find:
- Alphabetical name directory
- Street directory
- Trade and Professional directory
- Miscellaneous (Baking, Societies, Government & Official, Ecclesiastical,
Legal & Municipal, Postal, Trade & Customs)
What areas are covered by this Directory?
The regions covers both Melbourne and its suburbs: Ascot Vale, Alphington,
Bolingbroke, Boroondara, Box Forest, Brighton East, Brighton South, Brighton
West, Brunswick, Camberwell, Camden Town, Carlton, Carlton North, Caulfield,
Cheltenham, Coburg Collingwood, East Melbourne, Elsternwick, Elwood, Emerald
Hill, Essendon, Fitzroy, Fitzroy North, Flemington, Footscray, Footscray Upper,
Gardiner, Gowervillw (Preston), Greenwich, Hartwell, Hawthorn, Heidelberg,
Hotham, Irishtown, Ivanhoe, Jolimont, Keelbundora, Kensington, Kew, Malvern,
Moonee Ponds, Mulgrave, Newlands, Newmarket, Northcote, Norwood, Oakleigh,
Parkville, Prahran, Preston, Richmond, Sandridge, St Kilda, South Melbourne,
South Yarra, Thomastown, Toorak, Westgarthtown, West Melbourne, Williamstown,
Windsor, Yarraberg, and Yarraville.
How can this Directory help me?
Directories are one of the most effective ways of tracing members of a family,
especially tradesmen. Many small businesses needed to ensure the public was
aware of their activity and one of the better ways to do this in an age before
media dominated was via a directory. The value of directories as a research tool
is enhanced when no census material is available. The Street directory covering
Melbourne proper, is a house-by-house listing of the head of the household.
This Compendium contains the names, addresses and occupations of many
thousands of people in Melbourne and suburbs and regional areas from 1876-1880.
Never before has this title been so readily available, or so easy to use.
Each year can also be purchased individually:
Melbourne Directory 1876 (Sands & McDougall)
Melbourne Directory 1877 (Sands & McDougall)
Melbourne Directory 1878 (Sands & McDougall)
Melbourne Directory 1879 (Sands & McDougall)
Melbourne Directory 1880 (Sands & McDougall)
High quality scanned images of the whole of the each original book. This CD
has been bookmarked for easy navigation, and pages can be searched, browsed,
enlarged and printed out if required.