Almanacs are a valuable resource for local, family and social historians as well as for researchers in other fields of Australian history.
This book is divided into two sections, an Australian Almanac and a New South Wales directory for 1896, and combines invaluable information on places and people throughout New South Wales.
The Almanac is 164 pages in length and includes a detaile calendar as well as fixed and movable feasts, eclipses, the tides, holidays and more. This section also includes New South Wales government and departments, a law directory, military directory, ecclesiastical lists and lists for societies and public institutions as well as a detailed postal guide and list of postal towns and mail closing times.
The New South Wales directory contains a list of New South Wales towns of about 150 pages. Under each town is a description of the location, transport options and climate, its county names and population. Depending on the size and services of the town the following may also be listed:
- Brief description of the town
- Public Service list
- Medical information
- Societies and clubs (sports clubs, town bands, Progress Associations, School of Arts etc.)
- Commercial lists including auctioneers, bakers, builders, dressmakers, hairdressers etc.
- Shire councillors
Each of these lists includes to the name and positions of people involved.
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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