What information does this Almanack and Kalendar contain?
Perfect for your social history, as this publication gives you details on
the stage coach fares, details of newspapers publishing in the Australasian
colonies, details on all the lodges and societies, shipping owners, as well as
arrivals and departures, religious statistics, shipping agents, wholesales
dealers, auctioneers and pawnbrokers. There is a gardening calendar, to know
what to plant when, as well as a 'Home Directory' which contains details of the Sovereigns of England.
This issue also includes a 'Tasmanian Official Directory'
which gives lists of names, positions and salaries of government officers:
government, banking, insurance, education, police and convict department,
military, ministers of religion and many more ...
What areas are covered by this Almanack and Kalendar?
Primarily covering Tasmania, but the lists of government officers with salaries
and statistics covers the Australasian and East Indian colonies: Ascension,
Auckland Islands, Australia Felix, Bengal, Bombay, Cape of Good Hope, Ceylon,
Falkland Islands, Hong Kong, Labuan, Madras, Mauritius, New South Wales, New
Zealand, Prince of Wales Island, Singapore, South Australia, St Helena, Western
Australia, Van Diemen's Land.
How is this Almanck and Kalender useful to me?
It contains an immense amount information, both for the genealogist and historian.
If you had ancestors in Tasmania in 1850 they may be listed here, together with
their occupation, and salary. Apart from that, you can find out about the
society they lived in, the local businesses (which includes 40 pages of
advertisements), banks, transport, postage costs, churches, government offices,
medical facilities and so much more. Part of the introduction to this
publication states that it is "... a work which, for the abundance and variety
and accuracy of its information, is by far the most useful ever issued ..."
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.