Tasmania Post Office Directory 1915 (Wise)
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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (672 pages)
Author: H. Wise
Year: (1915) 2008
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia
Looking for someone in Tasmania in the mid 1910s? Have you looked in directories? 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.
Wise's Directories are not only one of the best known, but are also one of the most comprehensive. This directory contains the names, addressed and occupations of thousands of people in 670+ pages.
There are four main sections to the book:
- Towns Directory, which includes street-by-street house listings for Hobart and Launceston
- Alphabetical Directory is statewide
- Trades Directory is statewide
- Miscellaneous Directories
The Miscellaneous section is a collection of 10 smaller directories, all containing the names, and sometimes positions of personnel or officeholders. You will find details on the following organisations:
- banking and finance - bank managers
- legal - judges and magistrates, court officials, coroners, crown prosecutors, sheriffs, barristers and solicitors justices of the peace
- medical - medical associations, medical practitioners, hospital administrators, dentists, chemists
- ecclesiastical - names of clergy
- educational - administrators, tertiary educators, head teachers, private school teachers
- pastoral and agricultural - names of those in societies, and lists of those who are fruit growers, hop growers, dairymen, and stations and station owners
- local government - position in local government, and sometimes their wage
- official - state governmental departments and those holding their positions
- postal - rates and information
A vast resource of information for any historian with an interest in Tasmania and and its people. Now available for the first time on fully searchable CD-ROM, viewing this information has never been easier.
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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