Queensland Post Office Directory 1936 (Wise)

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (1462 pages)
Author: H. Wise
Year: (1936) 2011
ISBN: 9781921957598 
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

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 - core records for genealogists and family historians - they can certainly provide you with information on the region where your ancestors lived, as well as information on their occupation and much more.

This large Wise’s directory for 1936 is comprehensive in its coverage. It contains the following directories:

  • Brisbane post office directory, with information on residents alphabetically by street
  • Brisbane Suburbs – Lota, Manly, Sandgate, Wynnum, and Wynnum Central
  • Country towns; in general, it gives the location, other significant details about the town and a listing of residents; for Bundaberg, Charters Towers, Ipswich, Maryborough, Rockhampton, Toowoomba, and Townsville, it lists the residents by street – 1500 separate alphabetical directories of townships, boroughs and districts
  • Overall Alphabetical directory
  • Trades (from Academies to Yeast Manufacturers)
  • Ecclesiastical – Church of England, Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, Congregational, Baptist, Brisbane Hebrew Congregation, Queensland Methodist, Seventh Day Adventists, Salvation Army, United Evangelical Lutheran Church in Australia, Evangelical Lutheran, Catholic Apostolic, Associated Churches of Christ, First Church of Christ Scientist, Brisbane City Mission, Bavarian Lutheran, Brisbane Society of the New Church, Christadelphian, Danish Evangelical Lutheran, Holy Spiritual Church of Christ, Joyful News Mission, Mahommedam Mosque, Peoples Evangelistic Mission
  • Local Government
  • Harbours, Rivers and Ports
  • Official – lists the federal representatives for each state, key Commonwealth Departmental officials and similar state representatives and officials for Queensland
  • Postal & Telegraphic
  • Pastoral and Agricultural: one listing according to the type of enterprise (for example, apiarists, arrowroot growers, fruit growers, and sugar planters) and another an alphabetical listing of stations, runs and grazing farms with over 1,000 sheep and 50 cattle
  • and hundreds of advertisements


FANNING SIDING, Kennedy, 59 m W from Townsville by rail
Bailey Chas, lengthsman
Cundell Jno, labr
Eade Alfd J., woodcutter
McDonough Jas, lengthsman
Nisson Jas, prspctr
Reedy Thos, selector

This directory contains hundreds of thousands of people, many with occupations and addresses and gives insight into the fourth decade of 20th century Queensland.

This product contains high quality scanned images of the original directory. It has been bookmarked for easy navigation. 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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