Directories are a useful source of historical information, and this one is no
different. A large volume of over 1000 pages, this Greville's Directory is much
more than just a Post Office Directory, as it also contains maps, a gazetteer of
New South Wales, a history of the colony, and hundreds of advertisements.
The main directory part contains names, residences and occupations of the
inhabitants of New South Wales. This is invaluable for being able to place a
person at a particular location in a particular year, as well as also finding
out their occupation, which can always potentially lead to further avenues of
research. Arranged alphabetically by town, each with brief gazetteer information
relating to it, the inhabitants of each (householders), are then arranged
alphabetically by surname.
The maps show the agricultural districts of New South Wales, the pastoral
districts of New South Wales and the principal minerals found in New South
This book contains easily accessible lists and information on hundreds of
towns and thousands of people involved in all sorts of trades across the entire
colony of New South Wales in the 1875-1877 era.
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.