An important early directory of New Zealand including, Wellington, Hokitika, Omaru, Picton, Auckland, Greymouth, Timaru, Napier, Dunedin, Invercargill, Akaroa, Tauranga, Christchurch, Bluff, Lyttelton, Onehunga, Nelson, Port Chalmers, Blenheim, Otahuhu, Wanganui, &c. &c.
The larger centres are arranged in several sections:
- trades and professional
- country districts
Other features are
- Runholders' Directory for Canterbury, Otago, Hawkes Bay, & Marlborough Provinces
- "a complete epitome of the official, general, and provincial government appointments, (from official sources,) and full statistical, general, and descriptive information regarding the whole colony, and its resources, etc."
- New Zealand Yearly Advertiser - approximately 100 pages of advertisements - itself a useful historical resource
The whole 448 page directory, including most text in the ads, is searchable, useful not only for finding names, but also places occupations and other information for family and local historians. Originally produced by Archive CD Books Australia in 2004, this title has now been remastered and re-released, and includes better searching capability. This CD contains high quality scanned images of the whole of the original book, and has been bookmarked for easy navigation. Pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.