Directories are an immense source of historical information, both for the social historian and the genealogist.
They give you information on not only where a person lives, but also their occupation, both of which can be used to validate other information.
The Wise's directories are one of Australia's best known and comprehensive
directories. Published annually, this edition for 1935-36 by Henry Wise,
contains all the regular features of a Wise's directory:
Towns Section: this contains separate streets
directories of Perth and Suburbs, Fremantle and Suburbs, Kalgoorlie and
Suburbs, and Boulder, with alphabetical directories of every other town,
township and postal district in Western Australia. For the larger regions
they list the householders street-by-street, house-by-house.
Alphabetical Section: this section contains the names, occupations
and postal addresses covering the entire State.
Trades Section: this lists the businesses and firms in
Western Australia, arranged alphabetically by their trade or profession -
sometimes called an 'early yellow pages'.
Compiled into just over 850 pages - for anyone looking for people in Western
Australia during this 1935-36 period, this is one CD to look at.
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.