What is a Directory?
In general terms a directory is an extended version of our current day white
pages and yellow pages combined (without the telephone numbers). They list many
thousands of names, occupations and addresses ... but also so much more.
What information does this Directory contain?
The Sands and McDougall directories (or Sands and Mac as many people know them
as), are known to amongst the most comprehensive, this one contains nearly 1500
pages. You will find tens of thousands of names, together with their occupation, and residence. You
can also find out more details about the places in which they lived, the other
residents in the area, and the services available in the region ... all of which help to
paint a picture of your ancestors' life.
Apart from the Street, Alphabetical, Trade and Professional directories, this
volume also contains Government and Official, Ecclesiastical, Legal, Municipal,
Colonial, Societies and Institutions directories.
What areas are covered by this Directory?
This directory covers Melbourne city and its suburbs, which consist of:
Abbotsford, Albert Park, Alphington, Armadale, Ascot Vale, Balwyn. Bolingbroke,
Box Hill, Braybrook, Brighton, Brighton East, Brighton South, Broadmeadows,
Brunswick, Burwood, Camberwell, Canterbury, Carlton and North Carlton,
Caulfield, Cheltenham, Clifton Hill, Coburg, Collingwood, East Melbourne,
Elsternwick, Essendon, Fairfield, Fawkner, Fitzroy, Fitzroy North, Flemington,
Footscray, Glen Iris, Glenroy, Hawksburn, Hawthorn, Heidelberg, Ivanhoe,
Jolimont, Keilor, Kensington, Kew, Maidstone, Malvern, Mentone, Moonee Ponds,
Mordialloc, Mulgrave, Newlands, Newmarket, Newport, Northcote, North Melbourne,
Oakleigh, Parkville, Port Melbourne, Prahran, Preston, Preston South, Richmond,
Sandringham, South Melbourne, South Yarra, Spottiswoode, St Kilda, Surrey Hills,
Toorak, West Melbourne, Williamstown, Windsor, Yarraberg, and Yarraville.
How can this Directory help me?
Directories are an extremely useful tool for establishing when and where a
person lived however this is just a starting point, look further in the
directory to find out more information about the society in which they lived,
the occupation they held and the people they knew. Using this directory will
give you the names of the householder street-by-street for a number of suburbs.
The Alphabetical section lists all householders alphabetical by surname,
together with their occupation and residence. The towns section lists the towns
alphabetically, together with the householder, and their occupation. You will
also find the trade directory useful, as it lists everyone
alphabetically by trade, together with their address. There are government,
legal, ecclesiastical, banking, municipal and pastoral directories included as
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.