Brisbane Post Office Directory and Country Guide 1888 (Hollander and Wright)

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD
Author: Hollander & Wright
Year: (1888) 2007
ISBN: 9781921315190
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

1888 was the first year that the 'Queensland Post Office Directory and Country Guide' was produced by Hollander, Wright & Co., and they did a magnificent job. The book is actually Titled Queensland, but it is primarily about Brisbane and suburbs, which is why we've titled it 'Brisbane'.

This directory totals over 1000 pages, and includes all the regular features of a directory. The full title of the publication explains just what it includes: "The Queensland Post Office Directory with which is incorporated the Post Office Directory of Brisbane and country guide, containing street, alphabetical, trade and professional directory of Brisbane and suburbs, and business, official and professional residents in all the principal towns in the colony. A miscellaneous directory of useful information."

Includes nineteen directories all in the one:

  • Street directory
  • Alphabetical directory
  • Justices of the Peace
  • Trades directory
  • Country directory
  • Government and Official directory
  • Legal directory
  • Medical directory
  • Ecclesiastical directory
  • Masonic directory
  • Institutions directory
  • Telephone directory
  • Surveyors and Architects directory
  • Stations directory
  • Post and Telegraph directory
  • Railway directory
  • Ports and Harbours directory
  • Miscellaneous directory
  • Municipal directory
  • Advertisements

You will find details of the local tradesmen, solicitors, doctors, ministers of religion, architects and hundreds more occupations. You can see who had the telephone connected - together with their phone number. Find out where the local post office is, together with the rate of postage for the time. This is just a small sampling of the valuable information that a directory can give you, let alone over 100 pages of advertisements, which are fascinating reading in them selves.

Useful for and historian with an interest in the region, but particularly useful for local and social historians and genealogists.

This CD contains high quality scanned images of the whole of the original book, and 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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