A huge directory consisting of over 1900 pages, this Sands and McDougall directory, which in 1904 was in its 48th year of publication, consists of not only a Melbourne Directory, but also it's Suburbs and the country areas too.
The Melbourne and Suburbs sections contain the "Street, Alphabetical, Trade and Professional Directories of Melbourne and Suburbs together with Government, Ecclesiastical, Legal, Official, Municipal, and other miscellaneous Information".
The Country section "has been largely added to and now contains the Street, Trade and Professional Directories together with the Names of all the Leading Professional Men, Persons in Trade, and Storekeepers in 185 of the Principal Towns in the State of Victoria which are shown on a map specially prepared for this issue".
There is a detailed map covering the whole state of Victoria, as well as numerous detailed suburban maps. Places covered by these maps include: Balwyn, Blackburn, Box Hill, Braybrook and Maidstone, Brighton East, Brighton South, Burwood, Canterbury, Cheltenham, Doncaster, Glenroy, Mentone, Mitcham, Mordialloc, Oakleigh, Preston, Ringwood, Sandringham, Surrey Hills and Tunstall.
The whole directory, including most text in the ads, is searchable. This makes it useful not only for finding names, but also places occupations and other information for family and local historians.
Originally produced by Archive CD Books Australia in 2005, this title has now been remastered and re-released, and includes better searching capability. This CD contains high quality scanned images of the whole of the original book, and has been bookmarked for easy navigation. Pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.