New South Wales PO Directory 1875 (Greville)
New South Wales PO Directory 1875 (Greville). 1875.

Directories are a useful source of historical information, and this one is no different. A large volume of over 1000 pages, this Greville's Directory is much more than just a Post Office Directory. It also contains maps, a gazetteer of New South Wales, a history of the colony, and hundreds of advertisements.

The main directory contains names, residences and occupations of the inhabitants of New South Wales. This is invaluable for being able to place a person at a particular location in a particular year, as well as also finding out their occupation, which can potentially lead to further avenues of research. Arranged alphabetically by town, each with brief gazetteer information relating to it, the inhabitants of each (householders), are then arranged alphabetically by surname.

The maps show the agricultural districts, the pastoral districts and the principal minerals found in New South Wales.

This book contains easily accessible lists and information on hundreds of towns and thousands of people involved in 1875 New South Wales.====

AU2118-1857 Australian Almanac 1857 (Cox)

Almanacs are a valuable resource for local, family and social historians as well as for researchers in other fields of Australian history. Published by Cox & Co. it is titled 'Australian', but it is primarily about New South Wales

It is divided into two sections, the first containing information from England on the royal family, the government, the army, Europe, the USA and more.

The second section contains information on government directories, laws, ecclesiastical, banks, medical board and medical practitioners, military establishments, ecclesiastical establishments, as well as religious and charitable institutions, schools, and miscellaneous companies from the colony of New South Wales. It also includes information on acts, postage rates and numerous statistics.

This product provides a great tool for researching New South Wales history making information that is difficult to find easily accessible on CD.  Fully searchable, this CD has been bookmarked for easy navigation, and pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed if required.

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