What is a Directory?
In general terms a directory is an extended version of our current day white
pages and yellow pages combined (without the telephone numbers). They list many
thousands of names, occupations and addresses ... but also so much more.
What information does this Queensland Directory contain?
The Wise's were one of the most comprehensive in their coverage, covering the
whole of Queensland, not just Brisbane and suburbs, all the regional towns are
included too. You will find details of many thousands of people, together with
their occupation and residence. You can also find out more details about place
in which they lived, the other residents in the town, and the services available
in the region ... all of which help to paint a picture of your ancestors life.
There are also directories for banking and finance, legal, municipal,
ecclesiastical, insurance, educational, medical, pastoral and agricultural
What areas are covered by this Directory?
This directory covers Brisbane city, its suburbs, and regional Queensland (over
1500 places are covered). The Street directory which lists heads of households
house-by-house, street-by-street covers: Brisbane, Charters Towers,
Rockhampton, Toowoomba and Townsville.
How can this Directory help me?
Directories are an extremely useful tool for establishing when and where a
person lived however this is just a starting point, look further in the
directory to find out more information about the society in which they lived,
the occupation they held and the people they knew. Using this directory will
give you the names of the householder street-by-street for a number of regions.
The Alphabetical section lists all householders alphabetical by surname,
together with their occupation and residence. The towns section lists the towns
alphabetically, together with the householder, and their occupation. You will
also find the trade directory useful, as it lists everyone alphabetically by
trade, together with their address. There are government, legal, ecclesiastical,
banking, municipal and pastoral directories included as well.
High quality scanned images of the whole of the original book. This CD has been
bookmarked for easy navigation, and pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged
and printed out if required.