Directories and Almanacs are a valuable resource for local, family and social
historians as well as for researchers in other fields of Australian history, and
this directory is no exception.
While you won't find 'core' genealogical information such as births, deaths
and marriages - you will be able to find out more about the towns, the social
lives and society in which people lived in this era.
Divided into various sections this book begins with an index for the almanac
section which contains over 250 various topics. Everything from telegraph
charges, to the ministers of churches, from the head officers in the Adelaide
Fire Brigade to a farmer's calendar. From statistics, to information and names
of people - you will find it all here. It also includes a Government Directory
followed by Medical and Charitiable Institutions, Judicial and Legal
Departments, Legal Profession, Military Establishment, Railways, Banks,
Mercantile, Customs and Shipping, and Societies.
The major part of this publication is the South Australian Directory. There
are a total of 92 towns and suburbs covered by this directory. For city and
suburbs you will find that it covers Adelaide (North and South), Port Adelaide,
Alberton and Queenstown, Kensington and Norwood, Glenelg, and Brighton. These
list businesses and householders alphabetically, together with their occupation
The rest are more regional, and include Clare, the Barossa, Kadina, Mount
Barker, Mount Gambier, Yorke's Peninsula and more. These list residents town by
town, together with their occupation and address. The final section is 150+
pages of advertisements of local businesses, many of which are illustrated.
A wealth of information all packed onto one fully searchable CD. 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.