The 1904 edition of Wise's Post Office Directory for Victoria is divided into three main sections: Towns, Alphabetical and Trades and Professions. These three classifications enable the enquirer to see at a glance the Householders or Traders in any one Town; the Business and Address of any resident in the State; and the Firms throughout Victoria engaged in any trade or profession.
THE TOWNS SECTION contains the usual separate Streets Directories of Melbourne and Suburbs, Ballarat and Suburbs, Bendigo and Suburbs and Geelong and Suburbs with Alphabetical Directories of every other Town, Township and Postal District in Victoria.
THE ALPHABETICAL SECTION contains the Names, Occupations and Postal Addresses for the entire State.
THE TRADES SECTION shows the Business Firms of the State, arranged under their trades or professions.
Separate directories are given in the following areas, making the work comprehensive and complete
- Pastoral and Agricultural
- Local and General Government
- Postal and Telegraphic
The directory includes many pages of advertisements - all useful information, often including names of people and places.
The whole 2536 page directory, including most text in the ads, is searchable, 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 2004, 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.