Australian Handbook 1895

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (865 pages)
Year: (1895) 2011
ISBN: 9781921957192
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

Covering New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, West Australia, Tasmania, Queensland, New Zealand, British New Guinea and Fiji, the Australian Handbook and Almanac and Shippers and Importers Directory for 1895, the twenty-sixth 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 mid 1890s.


BAULKHAM HILLS (33º 49' S. lat., 150º 59' E. long.), a village in the police district of Parramatta, electorate of Sherbrooke and county of Cumberland, 18 miles west of Sydney; communication twice daily to Parramatta, thence by rail and steamer to Sydney. It contains Anglican, Wesleyan, and Primitive Methodist Churches, a public school, 1 hotel, and 3 general stores. Fruit growing is the chief industry. Geological formation, shale on sandstone. Population about 250.

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, barb wire fencing, buttons, cricket bats, 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 1893 to November 1894
  • obituaries of people who died between December 1893 and November 1894
  • hundreds of advertisements

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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