Almanacs are a valuable resource for local, family and social historians as
well as for researchers in other fields of Australian history. This New South
Wales Pocket Almanac contains information on a whole host of topics such as the
public holidays for the year, tide table, kalendar, moon phases, a chronology of
English Sovereigns as well as the reigning families of Europe, distances from
township to township, even persons in the Civil Establishment and the Military
Establishment, as well as details on the rates of labourers' wages, and the
costs of various offices.
The two main features of this book are:
1. The 'Chronology of
Remarkable Occurrences'. This lists world events from 1715 through to
1818, and is useful for putting things in a world context.
2. The 'Chronology of Local Occurrences'. This starts at 1770, and
continues through to 1819. Listing events that occurred in New South Wales it
covers everything from shipwrecks, floods and executions to openings of
orphanages, to when Liberty Plains was named, and coal was discovered at Port
This book is now available on fully searchable CD-ROM, making a great
resource easily available for all who are researching New South Wales history.
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.