Australian Handbook 1892

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (890 pages)
Year: (1892) 2011
ISBN: 9781921957147
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 1892, the twenty-third 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 the early 1890s.


MODBURY (34° 48' S. lat., 138° 38' E long.), a small postal village in the District Council of Teatree Gully, county of Adelaide, police district and electorate of Gumeracha, 91 miles NE. of Adelaide. Coach communication twice daily; fare, 1s. 6d. Hotel: Modbury. It is on the main road from Adelaide to Mount Pleasant, to which there are two coaches daily. It contains a store, two or three shops, a Wesleyan chapel, and an Institute. Population, 173.

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 (blotting paper, mathematical instruments, microscopes, patent wrought nails, 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 December 1890 to November 1891
  • obituaries of people who died between December 1890 and November 1891
  • 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); a minerals map for New South Wales; and street maps of London, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane. In addition, this year also includes a copy of a Draft Bill to Constitute the Commonwealth of Australia.

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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