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Australian Handbook 1885

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (1152 pages)
Year: (1885) 2010
ISBN: 9781742228037
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

Covering New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, West Australia, Tasmania, Queensland, New Zealand, and Fiji Islands, the "Australian Handbook and Almanac and Shippers and Importers Directory for 1885", the sixteenth year of issue, is a guide with all kinds of interesting and unique information.

Apart from a descriptive account and statistical information for New Zealand and each of the Australian colonies and their towns, you will also find details on climate, education, religion, agriculture, population, societies and clubs, parliamentary and official departments, local self-government, telegraphic and postal details, police, banking, shipping, mining and land regulations, newspaper, manufacturers, emigration, as well as naval and military forces. You will also find details of the governors, consuls and ecclesiastical appointments of the time.

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YAM CREEK, a postal centre and mining district, 1,854 miles N. of Adelaide. It is a station on the overland telegraph line, and is the locale whence the first finds of gold were made. Mining operations were actively carried on, and a number of Chinamen wei el at work here. Good stone has been broken out of the reefs, and as much as 111 ozs. to the ton has been yielded. There is a weekly mail to Palmerston, and a weekly mail from Yam Creek to Catherine.

The Directory and Business Guide portion of the Handbook is a comprehensive listing of importers, exporters and shippers. For the importers and exporters it lists their name, address and what they trade (breech-loading revolvers, foreign books, artificial limbs, clocks and watches, ironmongery and more) - exporters from England and Scotland and importers throughout Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.

Features of this Handbook include:

  • emigration information 'likely to be of service to intending Emigrants'
  • land regulations for each state and New Zealand
  • mining regulations for each state and New Zealand
  • Australasian ministries
  • wool statistics
  • historical outline and chronology of events in Australian history
  • obituaries of people who died between November 1883 and November 1884
  • hundreds of advertisements

This handbook gives a snapshot of the world of our ancestors in the mid 1880s.

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.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:
Any computer using Adobe (Acrobat) Reader 4 or later
Adobe Reader 6 or later is recommended for CDs with searchable text

SAMPLE FILE:
Click here to download a file of sample pages from this book

Right click on the link and select "save as" - to a location on your hard drive. The sampler can be opened, navigated and searched as with the full CD file/s.

Sample files usually contain the title page, contents, some introductory pages and sample pages from the body of the book. Often the complete index from the original book is included.

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