Australian Handbook 1890

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (919 pages)
Year: (1890) 2011
ISBN: 9781921957109
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

Covering New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, West Australia, Tasmania, Queensland, New Zealand, New Guinea and Fiji Islands, the Australian Handbook and Almanac and Shippers and Importers Directory for 1890, the twenty-first 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, New Guinea, Fiji 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. This handbook gives a snapshot of the world of our ancestors in 1890.


LAGGAN (34° 26' S. lat., 149° 33'. E. long.), a postal village with telegraphic facilities, in the county of Georgiana, and police district of Goulburn, 155 miles SW. from Sydney, situated on the Cutty Cuttygang creek, and the main road from Goulburn to Bathurst. Communication is via Goulburn. Hotel: the Shamrock. It contains a Roman Catholic church (of stone), a public school (average attendance 22), Presbyterian church, a large steam flour-mill, and three stores. The district is reported to be auriferous, and rich also in tin, copper, lead, and other minerals. Much wheat is also grown about here. Population about 456.

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 (furniture polish, mineral waters, wire netting, and more) - exporters from England, Scotland, France, Germany, and California 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
  • leading events in Australia from November 1888 to December 1889
  • obituaries of people who died between December 1888 and November 1889
  • hundreds of advertisements

The handbook includes many maps – exploration routes, rainfall, geographical features and land surface characteristics; railway routes for each colony (including New Zealand and Fiji); and street maps of Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane.

This product contains high quality scanned images of the original handbook. It has been bookmarked for easy navigation. Pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.

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

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