Walch's Tasmanian Almanac 1893
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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (511 pages)
Author: J. Walch
Year: (1893) 2009
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia
Walch's Tasmanian Almanac was produced in Hobart by J. Walch and Sons from 1863 until 1980. It had a variety of titles in the time that it was published but was commonly known as Walch's Almanac. Also known as the 'Red Book', it contained detailed information about Tasmania for the year it was published, with information about all regions and towns of the state.
Each Walch's Almanac contains hundreds of topics. Not only does it list thousands of names of people together with their occupation, but more than that, you will find details on the towns and the services that each had, as well as the societies and clubs, railways, charities, telegraph and postal services available. There is registered medical practitioners, dentists and chemists, as well as those in law departments, coroners and ministers of religion, and the government and military forces. There are details of obituaries that were published during the previous year's newspapers ... the list could go on.
Almanacs are a useful resource for being able to 'add flesh to the bones' in finding out more about your ancestors and the society in which they lived, their occupation, the town they lived in, the businesses in the district and the cost of items at that era.
Each volume is an immensely valuable resource of historical information about Tasmania, which is now readily available on fully-searchable CD-ROM.
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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