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Victorian Directory Compendium 1921-1925 (Sands and McDougall)

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (16,292 pages)
Author: J. Sands & McDougall
Year: (1921-1925) 2010
ISBN: 9781742228259
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 compendium of Sands and McDougall’s directories covers 1921-1925. Each is very comprehensive containing the following sub-directories:

  • City Streets Directory, with a street index, and street by street listings of all houses and the householder at each address
  • A Country Directory section that lists people alphabetically for each town together with their occupation
  • An Alphabetical Directory covering the whole of Victoria
  • Melbourne and Suburban Professional and Trade Directory, listing people by their trade
  • Country Professional and Trade Directory, complements the Melbourne list to give coverage of all Victoria

Separate directories are given for the following areas, making the work comprehensive and complete:

  • Agricultural and Pastoral – lists people alphabetically by their agricultural activity
  • Government and Official – Commonwealth and Victorian office bearers
  • Legal and Judicial – including Justices of the Peace
  • Ecclesiastical – the Australian Church, Baptist Union of Victoria, Particular Baptist, Catholic Apostolic, Christadelphian, Christian Science, Church of England, Churches of Christ, Congregational, First Church of Christ Scientist, Free Presbyterian, Greek Orthodox, Hebrew Synagogue, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, Salvation Army, Seventh Day Adventist, Unitarian Church, Welsh Presbyterian (the list varies between years)

The directories include many pages of advertisements - all useful information, often including names of people and places. The whole of each of the directories, including most text in the advertisements, is searchable, useful not only for finding names, but also places, occupations and other information for family and local historians.

Example entry:

Absalom, A. E., Wells-rd. Chelsea
Ackerly, Alfd. B., Murchison N.
Ackland, Francis G., Crossley
Acland, Lewis. Toora
Adam, Wm., Wangerrip
Adams, Edward, Cobram

Each volume is also available individually:
Victorian Directory 1921 (Sands and McDougall)
Victorian Directory 1922 (Sands and McDougall)
Victorian Directory 1923 (Sands and McDougall)
Victorian Directory 1924 (Sands and McDougall)
Victorian Directory 1925 (Sands and McDougall)

This compendium contains high quality scanned images of each of the original books, and 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

Click here to download a file of sample pages from this book



Right click on the link and select "save as" - to a location on your hard drive. The sampler can be opened, navigated and searched as with the full CD file/s.


Sample files usually contain the title page, contents, some introductory pages and sample pages from the body of the book. Often the complete index from the original book is included.

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