Brisbane Post Office Directory and Country Guide 1887
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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (774 pages)
Year: (1887) 2007
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia
What is a Post Office Directory?
In general terms a directory is an extended version of our current day white pages and yellow pages combined. They list many thousands of names, occupations and addresses ... but also so much more.
What information does this Brisbane Post Office Directory contain?
Actually containing 19 directories in the one, this directory has a huge amount of information specifically relating to Brisbane and it Suburbs as at 1887. You will find details of many thousands of people, together with their occupation and residence. You can also find out more details about place in which they lived, the other residents in the town, and the services available in the region ... all of which help to paint a picture of your ancestors life. There are also directories for medical and pharmaceutical, government and official, legal, ecclesiastical, institutions, masonic, telephone, companies, surveyors and architects, stations, country, postal and telegraph, railway, and miscellaneous.
Many advertisements are also included.
What areas are covered by this Directory?
This directory covers Brisbane city, and its suburbs, and some of regional Queensland. The suburbs covered are: Albion, Ashgrove, Belmont, Estate, Breakfact Creek, Bulimba, Coorpooroo, Eagle Farm Juntion, Enoggera, Lower Kedron, Lutwyche, Nundah, O'Connell Town, Samford Road, Sandgate and Upper Kedron. The regional towns covered are: Adavale, Allora, Aramac, Beenleigh, Blachall, Bowen, Bundaberg, Caboolture, Cairns, Cardwell, Charleville, Charters Towers, Clermont, Cleveland, Cloncurry, Cooktown, Coomera, Coomera Upper, Cunnamulla, Dalby, Emerald, Gatton, Gayndah, Gladstone, Goodna, Goondiwindi, Gympie, Harrisville, Herberton, Hughenden, Indooroopilly, Ingahm, Ipswich, Isisford, Kingsbrough, Laidley, Logan District, Lytton, Mackay, Maryborough, Maytown, Millchester, Mount Morgan, Mount Perry, Muttaburra, Nerang, Normanton, Port Douglas, Ravenswood, Rockhampton, Rockhampton North, Rocklea, Roma, Southport, Springsure, St George, Stanthorpe, St Lawrence, Surat, Tambo, Tewantin, Thargomindah, Thornborough, Thursday Island, Tingalpa, Toowoomba and Drayton, Townsville, Walkerston, Warwick and Watsonville.
How can this Directory help me?
Directories are an extremely useful tool for establishing when and where a person lived however this is just a starting point, look further in the directory to find out more information about the society in which they lived, the occupation they held and the people they knew. Using this directory will give you the names of the householder street-by-street for Brisbane city. The Alphabetical section lists all householders alphabetical by surname, together with their occupation and residence. The suburban and country sections list the places alphabetically, together with the householder, and their occupation, and address. You will also find the trade directory useful, as it lists everyone alphabetically by trade, together with their address. The other directories included (ecclesiastical, medical, masonic, telephone etc) all list people together with various details.
So for anyone with connections to Queensland in 1887 this is a valuable guide, both for information that could include details of family members, but also for learning about the Queensland society as it was in 1887.
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