Australian Handbook 1897

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (849 pages)
Year: (1897) 2011
ISBN: 9781921957208
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 1897, 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, British 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 late 1890s.


LAMPLOUGH (37° 8' S. lat., 143° 30' E. long.) is a post town, in the county of Gladstone and electoral district of Talbot and Avoca. It is a mining district situated 108 postal miles NW. of Melbourne, on the Bet-Bet Creek, and is reached by rail to Avoca, thence conveyance. There are a State school (No. 1,239,) and one store in the town. The town reservoir can store 9,261,946 gallons of water. The population of the township numbers 117, that of the district 200.

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 (artists’ materials, bedsteads, dynamite, fishing tackle, 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 1895 to November 1896
  • obituaries of people who died between December 1895 and November 1896
  • 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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