Melbourne Directory Compendium 1871-1875 (Sands and McDougall)
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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (5154 pages)
Author: Sands & McDougall
Year: (1871-75) 2008
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia
The Sands and McDougall directories are not only one of the best known of the Australian directories, but also the most comprehensive. Directories are an invaluable resource for local, family and social historians as well as for researchers in other fields of Australian history. While they do not give you birth, death and marriage details - the core records for genealogists - they can certainly provide you with information on the region where your ancestors lived, as well as information on their occupation and more ...
Divided into three main sections: Street directory; Alphabetical directory; and a Trade and Professional directory.
- Street directory lists householders street-by-street, and covers Melbourne, Alphington, Ascot Vale, Balmoral, Bollingbroke, Boroondara, Box Forest, Brighton, Brunswick, Cambridge, Camberwell, Carlton, Caulfield, Coburg, East Collingwood, East Melbourne, Emerald Hill, Easternwick, Essendon, Elwood, Fitzroy, Flemington, Footscray, Gardiner, Gowerville, Greenwich, Hartwell, Hawthorn, Heidelberg, Hotham, Irishtown, Ivanhoe, Jolimont, Kensington, Kew, Malvern, Moonee Ponds, Mulgrave, Newlands, Newmarket, Northcote, Oakleigh, Prahran, Preston, Richmond, Sandridge, St Kilda, South Melbourne, South Yarra, Toorak, West Melbourne, Williamstown, Windsor, Yarraberg, and Yarraville
- Alphabetical directory is state-wide, and lists persons alphabetically by surname, together with their address, and usually their occupation
- Trade and professional directory - arranged alphabetically by trade, this is like an earl 'yellow pages', and lists the person, together with their trade and address
Other useful mini-directories included, provide the names and positions of hundred of people, in the following occupations or positions
- Banking, insurance companies, friendly societies, gold mining companies, railways, shipping Societies, lodges and institutions lists patrons, presidents, secretaries, treasurers
- Government - the MPs, heads of departments, receivers of revenue, paymasters, commissioners of crown lands, harbour masters and pilots, inspectors of distilleries, immigration agents, military officers are listed
- Courts - covers judicial officers, sheriffs, bailiffs, commissioners for taking affidavits, coroners
- Municipalities - lists councillors, town clerks.
Users should always refer to the display advertisements because not only do they give you a sense of the era, but they often provide names and addresses.
High quality scanned images of the whole of each original book. This CD has been bookmarked for easy navigation, and pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.
This CD is a compilation of five different volumes of the Sands and McDougall's Melbourne Directory. Each of these can be purchased individually:
Melbourne Directory 1871 (Sands and McDougall)
Melbourne Directory 1872 (Sands and McDougall)
Melbourne Directory 1873 (Sands and McDougall)
Melbourne Directory 1874 (Sands and McDougall)
Melbourne Directory 1875 (Sands and McDougall)
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