Australian Handbook 1899

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (890 pages)
Year: (1899) 2011
ISBN: 9781921957277
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 1899, the thirtieth 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 late 1890s.


EYRE (32º 13' S. lat., 126º 17' E. long.), a telegraph station, in the county and electoral district of Plantagenet ; police district of Esperance ; in the Australian Bight. Distant from Perth 862 miles E., 590 miles from Albany. Communication with the capital is by mail steamer four times a year and occasional visits from small coasting craft. It is merely a maintenance station on the intercolonial telegraph line. Sandalwood and pastoral industries. Formation: quarternary limestone.

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 (newspaper inks, cigarette papers, confectionery, optical lanterns, and more) - exporters from England, Scotland, France, and Germany 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 1897 to October 1898
  • obituaries of people who died between November 1897 to October 1898
  • 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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