Directories are an invaluable resource for local, family and social historians as well as for researchers in other fields of Australian history. While they do not give you birth, death and marriage details - core records for genealogists and family historians - they can certainly provide you with information on the region where your ancestors lived, as well as information on their occupation and much more.
This large Wise’s directory is comprehensive in its coverage. It contains the following directories:
- Brisbane post office directory, with information on residents alphabetically by street
- Country towns (including many which are now suburbs of Brisbane): in general, it gives the location, other significant details about the town and a listing of residents
- Overall Alphabetical directory
- Trades (from Academies to Woollen & Worsted Machy)
- Legal – includes barristers, solicitors, notaries public and conveyancers
- Medical – includes medical practitioners, hospitals, pharmaceutical chemists, dental surgeons and masseuses
- Educational – list includes teachers at Private schools as well as teachers of dressmaking, music, painting, dancing, languages, physical education and elocution
- Ecclesiastical – Church of England, Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, Congregational, Baptist, German Baptist, Primitive Methodist, Progressive Christian, Apostolic, Queensland Methodist, Seventh Day Adventist, Salvation Army, United German & Scandinavian Lutheran, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Australia, Catholic Apostolic, Church of Christ, Moravian, United Welsh Church, Christian, United Methodist Free Church, Bavarian Lutheran, Brisbane Society of the New Church, Christadelphian, Peoples Evangelical Mission, Joyful News Mission
- Pastoral and Agricultural: one listing according to the type of enterprise (for example, apiarists, arrowroot manufacturers, cotton growers, fruit growers, sugar planters and vignerons) and another an alphabetical listing of stations, runs and grazing farms with over 1,500 sheep or 300 cattle
- Local Government
- Official – lists the federal representatives for each state, key Commonwealth Departmental officials and similar state representatives and officials for Queensland
- and hundreds of advertisements
PASTORAL & AGRICULTURAL APIARISTS.
Bestman F W, Toorbul
Bestmann Otto G, Ninghi
Biggs J T, Caboolture
Bird Wm, Ch Towers
Breedon A, Park Ridge
Brown D, Cooktown
Carey J, Killarney
This directory contains hundreds of thousands of people, many with occupations and addresses and gives insight into second decade of life in 20th century Queensland.
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.