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  New South Wales Telephone Directory 1953: Sydney
NSW Telephone Directory 1953 Sydney

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Our Price: AU$29.50 Inc GST
Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (1060 pages)
Year: (1953) 2009
ISBN: 9781742223063

Availability: Usually Ships Within 7 Days
Product Code: AU2119-1953

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This New South Wales Telephone Directory includes the city of Sydney and metropolitan exchanges including: Woolloomooloo, Ashfield, Castle Hill, Hornsby, Avalon Beach, Manly, Parramatta, Liverpool, Sutherland and many more. Directions on how to make local and trunk calls including their costs are listed along with much general but relevant information.

Also included is an index to the ‘Pink Pages’ and a Classified Telephone Directory which contains a list of all business and professional subscribers, classified under the headings of their 'respective callings'

Example entry taken from Emergency Telephone Calls, 1953, page 1:
FIRE-(For Fire Calls Only)-
City & Suburbs .. .. .. M 022
Headquarters .. .. .. BW 022
217 Castlereagh St.
Circular Quay .. .. ..BU 023
Darlinghurst .. .. .. FA 022
George St. West .. .. M 023
Paddington .. .. .. . FA 023
Fire on Ships (Brigades) .. M 022
(Fire Floats) at All Hours. B 0545
List of Fire Stations (see Alphabetical List under "F")

City .. .. .. .. .. B 030
Suburbs (see State Govt Depts Section)

Headquarters, Campsie LF 3188
LF 3189

Example entry taken from Sydney Telephone Directory Local Calls, 1953, page 2:

- Be sure you know the right number.
- Remove the receiver.
- Listen for the " dialling " tone-a continuous low-pitched burr-which signifies
that the line is clear and that dialling may be commenced. If the "dialling "
tone is not audible, or the " engaged " tone -an interrupted
sound is heard, replace the receiver for a few seconds
before trying again.

To a number prefixed by a capital letter or letters.
- Place your finger in the opening in the dial over the first letter of the
number which you are calling, and move the dial clockwise until you
strike the finger stop.
- Remove your finger from the opening and allow the dial to return unaided to
its normal position.
- Then dial the other letter (if any) and figures in the order shown in the number.
- When you hear a low-pitched burr-burr sound-the " ringing" tone - the
telephone is ringing.

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