Melbourne Directory 1868 (Sands and McDougall)
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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (823 pages)
Author: J. Sands & McDougall
Year: (1868) 2008
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia
What is a Directory?
In general terms a directory is an extended version of our current day white pages and yellow pages combined (without the telephone numbers). They list many thousands of names, occupations and addresses ... but also so much more.
What information does this Directory contain?
This large Sands and McDougall directories (or Sands and Mac as many people know them as), are known to amongst the most comprehensive.
Divided into various sections you will find:
- Alphabetical name directory
- Street directory
- Trade and Professional directory
- Government and Official directory
- Ecclesiastical directory
- Legal and Municipal directory
What areas are covered by this Directory?
This street directory covers both Melbourne and its suburbs: Melbourne, Ascot Vale, Boroondara, Brighton, Brunswick, Carlton, Caulfield, East Collingwood, East Melbourne, Emerald Hill, Easternwick, Essendon, Elwood, Fitzroy, Flemington, Footscray, Hawthorn, Heidelberg, Hotham, Kensington, Kew, Moonee Ponds, Northcote, Oakleigh, Pentridge, Prahran, Preston, Richmond, Sandridge, St Kilda, Studley Park, South Yarra, Toorak, West Melbourne, Williamstown, Windsor.
The alphabetical directory is statewide in coverage.
How can this Directory help me?
Directories are one of the most effective ways of tracing members of a family, especially tradesmen. Many small businesses needed to ensure the public was aware of their activity and one of the better ways to do this in an age before media dominated was via a directory. The value of directories as a research tool is enhanced when no census material is available.
- The alphabetical section lists the names of each head of household and their town of residence, in many cases their occupation and street address is also listed.
- The street directory lists individuals and businesses alphabetically by name of street and number for the larger populated regions.
- The trade and professional directories contain information on businesses and companies, listed alphabetically by trade.
- Commerce management: banking, insurance companies, friendly societies, gold mining companies, railways, shipping.
- Societies, lodges and institutions: patrons, presidents, secretaries, treasurers.
- Government: MPs, heads of departments, receivers of revenue, paymasters, commissioners of crown lands, harbour masters and pilots, inspectors of distilleries, immigration agents, military officers.
- Courts: judicial officers, sheriffs, bailiffs, commissioners for taking affidavits, coroners.
- Municipalities: councillors, town clerks
- the advertisements are a useful source of information as well.
High quality scanned images of the whole of the original book. This CD has been bookmarked for easy navigation, and pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.
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