The 1905 edition of Wise's Post Office Directory for New Zealand is divided into three main sections: Towns; Alphabetical; and Trades and Professions. These three classifications enable the enquirer to see at a glance the Householders or Traders in any one town; the business and address of any resident in the colony; and the firms throughout New Zealand engaged in any trade or profession.
The Towns section contains separate alphabetical directories for over 2,000 towns, boroughs, cities and districts.
The Alphabetical section contains the names, occupations and postal addresses for the entire colony.
The Trades section shows the business firms of the State, arranged under their trade or profession.
Separate directories are given in the following areas, making the work comprehensive and complete
- Banking and finance
- County council
- Local and General Government
The directory includes many pages of advertisements - all useful information, often including names of people and places.
The whole 1696 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 2005, this title has now been remastered and re-released, and includes better searching capability. This CD contains high quality scanned images of the whole year's worth of issues, and has been bookmarked for easy navigation. Pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.