Melbourne Directory 1879 (Sands and McDougall)
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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (968 pages)
Author: Sands & McDougall
Year: (1879) 2008
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia
What is a Directory?
In very broad 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
- Miscellaneous (Baking, Societies, Government & Official, Ecclesiastical, Legal & Municipal, Postal, Trade & Customs)
What areas are covered by this Directory?
The regions covers both Melbourne and its suburbs: Alphington, Ascot Vale, Bolingbroke, Boroondara, Box Forest, Brighton East, Brighton South, Brighton West, Brunswick, Camberwell, Camden Town, Carlton, Carlton North, Caulfield, Cheltenham, Coburg, Collingwood, East Melbourne, Elwood, Emerald Hill, Essendon, Fitzroy, Fitzroy North, Flemington, Footscray, Footscray Upper, Gowerville (Preston), Greenwich, Hartwell, Hawthorn, Heidelberg, Hotham, Irishtown, Ivanhoe, Jolimont, Keelbundora, Kensington, Kew, Malvern, Moonee Ponds, Mulgrave, Newlands, Newmarket, Northcote, Norwood, Oakleigh, Parkville, Prahran, Preston,
Richmond, Sandridge, St Kilda, South Melbourne, South Yarra, Thomastown, Toorak, Westgarthtown, West Melbourne, Williamstown, Windsor, Yarraberg, and Yarraville.
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 Street directory covering Melbourne proper, is a house-by-house listing of the head of the household.
Containing the names, addresses and occupations of many thousands of people in Melbourne and suburbs in 1879, this product provides a great tool for researching Victorian history making information that is difficult to find easily accessible on CD.
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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