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New Zealand Post Office Directory 1898-99 (Wise)

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (2050 pages)
Author: H. Wise
Year: (1898) 2008
ISBN: 9781921515651
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

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.

Researchers are likely to find names and addresses listed in the following sections:

  • colony-wide alphabetical directory
  • town and district directories
  • city street directories for Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Invercargill, and Wellington
  • trades directory

Names can be found in the following sections sometimes accompanied with additional information:

  • manufacturers of English goods for export to New Zealand
  • banking and finance—bank managers
  • legal— judges and magistrates, court officials, coroners, crown prosecutors, sheriffs, barristers and solicitors, justices of the peace
  • ecclesiastical— clergy
  • insurance— company administrators
  • educational— administrators, tertiary educators, head teachers, private school teachers
  • medical—Otago University School of Medicine, medical associations, medical practitioners, hospital administrators, dentists, chemists
  • pastoral and agricultural
  • municipal—county, town and borough clerks, harbour masters, road and river boards
  • government directories—elected members, ministers and government departmental administrators

A wonderful source of historical information for not only family historians, but also social historians and local historians. A directory can verify information that you may have already obtained already have, as well as educate you on life and society at the time.

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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