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 use.
This Almanac and Directory for 1918 is the sixtieth year of publication, and consists of over 1400 pages. Including not only a Brisbane Suburbs Directory, and a Directory of County Towns, an Alphabetical Directory, as well as a Trades and also a Pastoral Directory. This makes for fascinating reading for those that had family on the land in Queensland during this period.
Also included is numerous other miscellaneous information, such as a calendar, a diary of events for 1918, Queensland parliamentary record, gardening calendar, government departments, even a listing of those in the legal profession, medical officers, ministers of religion, banks, masonic lodges, etc. You will also find meterological observations, postal information, population, ports and harbours, and more. This is an incredible publication that would have been 'the' book to consult for just about anything if you were living in Queensland in this era.
The country towns trade directory lists the towns together with their stations, and stationowners. The Brisbane directory lists the occupations alphabetically with names under each, together with their street name.
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 of the original book, and has been bookmarked for easy navigation. Pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.