Sunday, 20 November 2011

Australian records from Archive CD Books

Australian offerings from Archive CD Books Britain and Ireland (

Starting with New South Wales we can offer you Bailliere's New South Wales Gazetteer and Road Guide 1870. This is the 2nd edition of this important 19th century gazetteer. It contains a wealth of information for historians and genealogists, and will interest the general reader as well. There are entries for towns and villages, lakes, rivers and creeks, islands, bays, hills and mountains, counties, hundreds, local government areas, electoral districts, stations, runs and other localities and features.

We are also pleased to have a CD book of Sydney University Calendar 1887. Old university calendars contain a wealth of information on people associated with the university as well as an insight into the courses of study offered and university life and culture generally. And this CD which is searchable on any name, subject or word you desire.

Continuing with an educational theme the N.S.W Educational Gazette Vol 3-1 (Jun. 1893) to Vol 4-12 (May 1895) contains a wealth of information for family, local and educational historians. Here you will find long lists of teacher appointments and promotions, other personal notices on occasions - deaths, retirements, resignations and some obituaries.

Other NSW titles include Yewen's Directory of Landholders 1900, "first broad attempt at publishing a complete directory of landowners in New South Wales ..."
New South Wales Post Office Directory 1904, New South Wales Telephone Exchanges list of subscribers, New South Wales Public Service List 1925 and 1934 and The Australian Contingent: A History of the Patriotic Movement in New South Wales by F. Hutchinson.

Our Queensland titles include Pugh's Almanac and Directory of Queensland 1895, T. Pugh. This is a very rare publication that is really fascinating. For anyone with connections to Queensland this is the title for you! Also available is Queensland Post Office and Official Directory 1905.

Our South Australian titles include 2 volumes of the South Australian Directory 1876 and 1881 - A directory of Adelaide listing residents in each street. An alphabetical directory of people and their occupations.

For Tasmania we are excited to have the Tasmanian Royal Kalendar and Almanack 1849, McPhails Directory of Tasmania 1867- this important early directory features over 160 pages of directory listings; and Tasmania Post Office Directory 1903.

Victoria's titles include Letters from Victorian Pioneers which includes a fold out map and 58 letters. Sands and McDougalls Melbourne and Suburban Directory 1865 containing street, alphabetical, and trade directory Melbourne and suburbs, together with a miscellaneous directory of useful information. F.M Dickers Ballarat and Ballarat East Directory 1865-1866 including Buninyong, Browns, Clunes, Creswick, Smythesdale and Scarsdale for 1865-66. Ballarat District Directory 1904 Trade and Professional Directory of Ballarat West, Ballarat East, Sebastopol and Buninyong, together with Illustrations and descriptive information.

Electoral Rolls are the nearest thing Australians have to census records, at least at the start of the twentieth century Bendigo Electoral Roll 1922 is therefore an extremely important, and useful resource.

Western Australia titles include the Western Australia Post Office Directory 1905 and a Centenary catalogue of farms and Stations Consisting of 95 pages plus large foldout map, this publication begins with a list of properties sold by Joseph Charles between January 1921 and April 1929.

Feel free to check out our General Australia catalogue for more titles.


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