Australian Handbook 1893

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (864 pages)
Year: (1893) 2011
ISBN: 9781921957154
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 1893, the twenty-fourth 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.


FIG TREE POCKET. This settlement lies 9 miles from Brisbane, and is so called from a gigantic fig-tree, which once stood on the point called Fig Tree Point Sugar, maize, and the vine do well here. A Roman Catholic church and Primitive Methodist and State School (No. 36), are the public buildings. The nearest railway station is Indooroopilly, on the same side of the river; unless the river be crossed, when the Sherwood station may be reached in about a mile.

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 (explosives, drapery, picture frames, cement, 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 1891 to November 1892
  • obituaries of people who died between December 1891 and November 1892
  • 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.

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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