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Australian Handbook 1874

Australian Handbook 1874

Australian Handbook 1874

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This handbook gives a snapshot of the world of our ancestors in the mid 1870s.

Covering New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, West Australia, Tasmania, Queensland, New Zealand, and Fiji Islands, the Australian Handbook and Almanac and Shippers and Importers Directory for 1874, the fifth year of issue, is a guide with all kinds of interesting and unique information. This handbook gives a snapshot of the world of our ancestors in the mid 1870s.

Apart from a descriptive account and statistical information for New Zealand and each of the Australian colonies and their towns, you will also find details on climate, education, religion, agriculture, population, societies and clubs, parliamentary and official departments, local self-government, telegraphic and postal details, police, banking, shipping, mining and land regulations, newspaper, manufacturers, emigration, as well as naval and military forces. You will also find details of the governors, consuls and ecclesiastical appointments of the time.

QUEENSTOWN, a post town on Diamond creek, 28 miles north-east of Melbourne. A coach runs regularly, via Eltham, to and from the city. The workings in the vicinity are known as the Caledonia Diggings, and are both alluvial and quartz. Population, 207.

The Directory and Business Guide portion of the Handbook is a comprehensive listing of importers, exporters and shippers. For the importers and exporters it lists their name, address and what they trade (sewing machine thread, engravings and works of art, bibles and books, wicker ware, glassware and more) - exporters from England and Scotland and importers throughout Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.

Features of this Handbook include:

  • emigration information "likely to be of service to intending Emigrants"
  • land regulations for each state and New Zealand
  • Australasian ministries
  • leading events in Australia from November 1872 to October 1873
  • obituaries of people who died between November 1872 and October 1873
  • hundreds of advertisements

This ebook is a the same as the CD version from Archive Digital Books Australasia which is available from Gould Genealogy & other retailers. This CD contains high quality scanned images of the whole original volume, and has been bookmarked for easy navigation. Pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.

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Publisher Archive Digital Books Australia
Author No
Date (1874) 2011
Pages 493

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