Melbourne Directory 1897 (Sands and McDougall)

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (1532 pages)
Author: J. Sands & McDougall
Year: (1897) 2009
ISBN: 9781742223858
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

In this 1897 directory you can expect to find people named with their addresses under:

  • Street directory (Melbourne and suburbs)
  • Alphabetical directory (state-wide)
  • Trade and professional directory

Other sections including names but usually not addresses:

  • 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 aofficers
  • Consuls
  • Clergy
  • Courts—judicial officers, sheriffs, bailiffs, commissioners for takingaffidavits, coroners•
  • Municipalities—councillors, town clerks

Users should always refer to the display advertisements as they often provide names and addresses.

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.

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.

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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