This almanac and gazetteer is full of information for the family historian, social historian and general researcher of Queensland in this era. The publishers claimed that "this Almanac and Gazetteer [was] the most concise, useful, and cheapest work ever offered to the Queensland public".
The Almanac contains information on everything – events scheduled throughout the year, a calendar, eclipses, evening and morning stars, Crown lands, agriculture, irrigation, mining, the pastoral industry, immigration, the coast lights, sailing directions and Queensland docks, slips and wharfage accommodation.
The Gazetteer includes a list of post towns, telegraph stations, money order offices, and railway stations in Queensland, together with cookery and medical hints. It also gives details of the following groups as well as names and contacts for them:
- various government departments
- military, marine & naval defence forces
- medical - including the Medical Board, Public Health Department, Pharmacy Board, Dental Board, Insanity, Reception Houses for the Insane, Lock Hospitals, Bacteriological Institute, and Quarantine
- sporting clubs – including Race Clubs, Amateur Athletics, Football, Cricket, Sailing, Rowing, Swimming, Bowls, Tennis, Lacrosse, Billiards, Polo, Rifle, Golf, Cycling, Kennel Club and Gymnastics
- institutions, societies & clubs – including the Public Library of Queensland, School of Arts, Young Mens Christian Association, Brisbane Liedertafel, Brisbane Musical Union, Queensland Club, Johnsonian Club, Brisbane Club, Commercial Travellers Association of Queensland, Queensland Irish Association, Queensland Blind, Deaf and Dumb Institution, Brisbane Fire Brigade, National Agricultural and Industrial Association of Queensland, Brisbane Chamber of Commerce and Brisbane Chamber of Manufactures
- friendly societies such as the United Ancient Order of Druids, Independent Order of Oddfellows, Independent Order of Rechabites
- temperance societies – the Queensland Temperance Alliance, Brisbane Total Abstinence Society, Woman’s Christian Temperance Union and the Independent Order of Good Templars
- masonic groups – English, Scottish and Irish Constitutions
Lucinda, (Govt. Steam Yacht)—Lieut. —J.H. South; Chief Engineer—J. Barclay.
Otter.—Steel twin-screw armed tender, 290 tons, 470 h.p. Lieut.—A. Junner.
Company Officers. Brisbane, Lieutenants—G.B. Barnett, C. McLay;
Sub-Lieutenants—W. Harris, S.W. Cameron, R.G. Bowen, E.A. Balckboro,
J.W. Ward, T.A. Bond;
Acting Sub-Lieutenant—T. Neilson;
Surgeons—R.A. Meek; C.S. Hawkes
This CD contains high quality scanned images of the original book, and has been bookmarked for easy navigation. Pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.