A massive directory of over 3,100 pages, this Sands and McDougall directory, which in 1920 was in its 64th year of publication, consists not only of a Melbourne Directory, but also its Suburbs and the country areas too.
The Melbourne and Suburban sections contain the "Street, Alphabetical, Trade and Professional Directories of Melbourne and Suburbs together with Government, Ecclesiastical, Legal, Municipal, and Other Information".
The City and Suburbs section covers: Melbourne proper, Abbotsford, Albert Park, Alphington, Altona Bay, Armadale, Ascot Vale, Ashburton, Aspendale, Auburn, Balaclava, Balwyn, Beaumaris, Bentleigh, Blackburn, Black Flat (or Glen Waverley), Black Rock, Box Hill, Braybrook, Brighton, North Brighton, Broadmeadows, Brooklyn, Broughton Park, Brown's Hill, Bundoora, Burnley, Burwood, East Burwood, Camberwell, Campbellfield, Canterbury, Carlton, North Carlton, Carnegie, Carrum, Caulfield, East Caulfield, Chelsea, Cheltenham, Clarinda, Clayton, Clifton Hill, Coburg, Collingwood, Croxton, Croydon, Dandenong, Darling, Deepdene, Deer Park, Dingley, Doncaster, East Doncaster, East Melbourne, Elsternwick, Eltham, Elwood, Epping, Essendon, Fairfield, Fawkner, Fitzroy, North Fitzroy, Flemington, Footscray, Gardenvale, Glenferrie, Glen Huntley, Glen Iris, Glen Roy, Greensborough, Greenvale, Half Moon Bay, Hampton, Hartwell, Hawksburn, Hawthorn, Heatherton, Heidelberg, Highett, Ivanhoe, Jolimont, Keilor, Kensington, Kew, Kingsville, Kooyong, Laverton, McLeod, Maidstone, Malvern, East Malvern, Maribyrnong, Mentone, Middle Park, Mitcham, Mont Albert, Mont Park, Montague, Moonee Ponds, Moorabbin, Mordialloc, Moreland, Mt Waverley, Mulgrave, Murrumbena, Newlands, Newmarket, Newport, Noble Park, Northcote, North Melbourne, North Port, Notting Hill, Oakleigh, Ormond, Parkville, Pascoe Vale, Port Melbourne, Prahran, Preston, Prince’s Hill, Richmond, Ringwood, Rippon Lea, Royal Park, Sandringham, Seddon, South Melbourne, South Yarra, Spotswood, Springvale, St Albans, St Kilda, Sunshine, Surrey Hills, Tally Ho, Templestowe, Thomastown, Thornbury, Toorak, Tooronga, Tottenham, Tunstall, Vermont, Westgarth, West Melbourne, Wheeler’s Hill, Williamstown, Windsor, Yarraberg, and Yarraville.
The Country section contains "Residential, Professional, Trade, Agricultural, and Pastoral Directories for the whole state of Victoria, embracing about 2350 towns and postal centres".
Example entries from the Alphabetical Directory:
Aanensen, Adolph, 180 Moray-at, S.M.
Aanensen, Bernt, 24 Ross-at, Pt. M.
Aarons & Franks, café, 85 Acland-st, St. K.
Aarons & Sharwood, btmkrs, 256 Elizabeth-st
Amens. Abraham, pnbrkr. 274 Victoria-st, Rd.
Aarons, Albt.. 48 McGregor-at. S.
Aarons, Bent, boot factory. 14 Risley-st, Rd
The whole directory, including most text in the advertisements, is searchable. This makes it useful not only for finding names, but also places occupations and other information for family and local historians.
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.