Melbourne Directory 1868 (Sands)
Melbourne Directory 1868 (Sands). 1868. In this directory you can expect to find people named with their addresses under:
• Street directory (Melbourne, Ascot Vale, Boroondara, Brighton, Brunswick, Carlton, Caulfield, East Collingwood, East Melbourne, Emerald Hill, Easternwick, Essendon, Elwood, Fitzroy, Flemington, Footscray, Hawthorn, Heidelberg, Hotham, Kensington, Kew, Moonee Ponds, Northcote, Oakleigh, Pentridge, Prahran, Preston, Richmond, Sandridge, St Kilda, Studley Park, South Yarra, Toorak, West Melbourne, Williamstown, Windsor)
• Alphabetical directory (state-wide)
• Trade and professional directory
Other sections including names but usually not addresses:
• Commerce management—banking, insurance companies, friendly societies, gold mining companies, railways, shipping
• Societies, lodges and institutions—patrons, presidents, secretaries, treasurers
• Government—MPs, heads of departments, receivers of revenue, paymasters, commissioners of crown lands, harbour masters and pilots, inspectors of distilleries, immigration agents, military officers
• Courts—judicial officers, sheriffs, bailiffs, commissioners for taking affidavits, coroners
• Municipalities—councillors, town clerks
Users should always refer to the display advertisements as they often provide names and addresses.
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.
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