Melbourne Directory 1877 (Sands and McDougall)
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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (978 pages)
Author: Sands & McDougall
Year: (1877) 2008
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia
Directories are a valuable resource for local, family and social historians as well as for researchers in other fields of Australian history.
Sands and McDougall's (or 'Sands and Mac' as these directories have become known), are one of the most popular of the Australian directories. Primarily consisting of a trade directory (listed both alphabetically by name, and by trade) for Melbourne and its suburbs. But also included is a Street directory giving details of heads of household street-by-street and covering Melbourne and its suburbs, and an Alphabetical directory, which is similar to a current day white pages, it also sometimes lists the person's occupation.
You will also find a government and official directory, ecclesiastical and legal directory as well as a municipal directory, all of which include the names and positions of thousands of people which is useful for historians for finding or verifying information.
Consisting of almost 1000 pages, the directory concludes with over 81 pages of advertisements - all useful insight, often including names of people, places and businesses long gone. This makes it useful not only for finding names, but also places occupations and other information for family and local historians.
A vast resource of information now readily available and easily searchable. The CD contains 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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