Pugh's Directories of Queensland, the best known of the Queensland ones are hard to come by, but thanks to Archive CD Books Australia and their association with various archives and lenders - these are being released for all to see and use.
This Almanac and Directory for 1865 is one of the earliest, as prior to 1859 Queensland was part of New South Wales. Consisting of not only a Brisbane Directory, as well as a Country Directory, but also an Almanac, and numerous other miscellaneous information, such as meterological observations, postal information, population, ports and harbours, and more. This is an incredible publication.
The country towns trade directory lists the towns together with their stations, and stationowners (so it is not as comprehensive as latter years of these directories). The Brisbane directory lists the occupations alphabetically with names under each, together with their street name.
Originally produced by Archive CD Books Australia in 2006, 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.