This is the 2nd edition of this important 19th century gazetteer. It contains 'the most recent and accurate information on every place in the colony' - in 1870. 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. It often gives latitude and longitude, populations, proximity to other towns, local industries, services such as coach and mail runs, hotels, churches, schools and much more. Pastoral tenants are also included, as are some of hte principal landowners.
EXAMPLES OF ENTRIES - for a station and small township.
BUNGERANG STATION (Gwydir district) ; occupier, Dunn, Andrew; area 22,400 acres; grazing capability, 640 head of cattle. The old charges were £40; the recently appraised rental, £80.
BUNYAN, 36° 9' S. lat., 149° 11' E. long. (Co. Beresford), is a postal township, in the parish of Bunyan, electoral district of Monaro, and police district of Cooma. It is situated on the Cooma creek, about 4milesE.S.E. of the Murrumbidgee,' and 5 miles W.S.W. of the Numeralla rivers. The district is an agricultural and pastoral one, much of the available land being taken up and under cultivation by free selectors. The nearest township is Cooma, distant 6 miles S.W. Sydney lies 250 miles distant, the communication being by mail coach from Cooma to Picton, and thence by rail; there is 1 hotel, the Bunyan, (Cullen's) in the village; the surrounding country is flat, with a background of high mountains, rocky, and covered with timber and scrub. The population numbers about 60 persons. The geological formation is hornblendic and porphyritic granite, and trap rock.
Larger places have much more information.
In addition to the main gazetteer this volume includes;
Government information including members of the Legislative Council and the Legislative Assembly. An alphabetical list of approx 2800 pastoral tenants of the crown, with the station they occupied (as shown in the main gazetteer). Advertisements.
A feature of this CD is the inclusion of the large fold out map from the 1866 edition of this gazetteer - scanned in 4 sections. This map is rarely found in surviving copies of either the first or 2nd editions of this gazetteer.
The whole 722 page volume, is searchable - names, places and any other words
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 will open up access to much of this information that you may not have considered or found convenient to access in the past.
A sampling of the information on this CD:
Information on numerous people associated with the University from its foundation in 1850 to 1887. Officers of the university, professors and lecturers, members of the university, graduates - with degrees awarded and year of graduation, undergraduates, those awarded scholarships, exhibitions, bursaries, prizes etc, donors of prizes etc., lectureships and fellowships, benefactors -etc.
If anyone in your family had association with Sydney University from 1850 to 1887 as student, faculty, member or donor then this CD will be of interest.~
The whole 489 page volume is searchable on any word
The New South Wales Educational Gazette was issued monthly and contains a wealth of information for family, local and educational historians. Now you can have two year the gazette to browse or search at your own convenience - a resource you may not have had ready access to, or time to use on a library - or perhaps may not have known existed. And the ability to search any word in the text enables you to check for any person, place or word in the text, a task too often too intimidating before this new searchable CD edition.
This CD edition includes Vol 3-1 (Jun 1893) - Vol 4-12 (May 1895).
Here you will find long lists of teacher appointments and promotions, other personal notices on occasions - deaths, retirements, resignations , some obituaries, some lists of students university results, students results in examinations - with grades in each subject.
In addition to the many names the gazette gives insight into what schooling was like in the late 19th century.
The whole 488 page volume, is searchable - names, places, subjects and any other words
This was the "first broad attempt at publishing a complete directory of landowners in New South Wales ..." The directory is divided into approximately 1900 postal localities grouped under 87 larger districts. There is an introduction and summary to each district. It indicates for each landholder whether they are dairy farmers, graziers or agriculturalists and what crops are under cultivation in the following categories - wheat, maize, barley, oats, potatoes, tobacco, sugar, grapes, orchard and other crops.
This a wonderful, extensive guide to over 70,000 landholders throughout NSW, by district and postal address.
The main directory is supplemented by further useful information: A list of butter factories, creameries cheese and bacon factories, flour mills, sugar mills, ice works etc. A large fold out chart with a breakdown of crops under cultivation and livestock by district. A summary table of the landed estate of New South Wales, indexes to the districts, the postal localities and over 50 advertisers in the directory.
The whole 600 page directory, including most text in the ads, is searchable, enhancing its usefulness to all users.
Family historians will find this directory useful in not only easily locating their forbears, but also for details on their farming activities and their neighbourhood. Local historians will find here a unique insight to their district in 1900.
NOTE: this volume is missing pages 23-38 covering parts of the Armidale district, all of the Balranald District and most of the Bathurst district. Should a copy of this directory with these pages be located, the pages concerned will be available as a free download.
A huge volume of over 1,700 pages. Divided into several sections:
Sydney & Suburbs, with a street index, and street by street listings of all houses and the householder at each address.
A country Directory section that lists people with trades in each place together with their occupations
An alphabetical directory of people in Sydney & suburbs and Newcastle & suburbs.
An alphabetical directory of people in the country areas.
A classified trades directory of New South Wales
A section incorporating a medical directory, Legal Directory, Ecclesiastical Directory, Educational Directory, Banking & Finance, Local Government Directory.
A pastoral and Agricultural Directory, including fruit growers, station and run owners, etc.
Being a List of Teachers permanently employed in High, Intermediate High, and Primary Schools on the 31st December 1925, arranged in alphabetical order.
A listing of over 8000 teachers at schools throughout New South Wales at the end of 1925, giving the following comprehensive details: Surname, Christian Name in full, Classification of teacher, Date of Birth, Date of first appointment, Position and School, Salary, Deductions from gross Salary for use of residence, Living Allowance
The last five pages give a summary of number of teachers arranged by classification, along with the salary at each level.
The main teacher list is arranged alphabetically by teacher name. However the searchable text will be very useful to anyone researching local history or school history to easily identify teachers from schools in their area.
A list of over 6000 Officers permanently employed on 31 December 1934 by the Government of New South
Wales, excluding teachers employed in High, Intermediate High, and Primary Schools.
Information given includes: Surname, Christian name in full, date of birth (full), office (position) appointed to, division, date of first appointment to the service (full date), date of appointment to the present position (full date), salary, allowance in the nature of the salary.
Other information included in this volume: Index to departments, statistical summary, list of officers on whom military decorations have been conferred, name, position and decoration, full index of officers.
The whole 164 page volume, is searchable - names, places and any other words
This early telephone directory of New South Wales was issued in May 1913. It lists over 30,000 names of subscribers in Sydney and country NSW in over 600 pages. Unlike modern phone directories occupations are often given along with the address and the exchange.
The preliminary pages include other information giving insight into communications and society nearly 100 years ago.
- special notes, instructions and hints to subscribers
- list of charges from Sydney to suburban branch and country exchanges, as well as Melbourne
- times of operation of country exchanges
- list of public telephones and hours available
- Commonwealth and State goverenment listings, often with the name of the govennment officer concerned
The full title of this publications is: 'The Australian Contingent: A History of the Patriotic Movement in New South Wales and an Account of the Despatch of Troops to the Assistance of the Imperial Forces in the Soudan'.
This is a small but important work. It tells the story of the Australia (New South Wales) Contingent in the Soudan War from March to June 1885. The contingent, an infantry battalion of 522 men and 24 officers and an artillery battery of 212 men, was ready to sail on 3 March 1885. It left Sydney amid much public fanfare. Support was not, however, universal, and many viewed the proceedings with indifference or even hostility. The nationalist Bulletin ridiculed the contingent both before and after its return. Meetings intended to launch a patriotic fund and endorse the government's action were poorly attended in many working-class suburbs, and many of those who turned up voted against the fund. In some country centres there was a significant anti-war response, while miners in rural districts were said to be in 'fierce opposition'.
The contingent arrived back in Sydney on 19 June. They were expecting to land at Port Jackson and were surprised to disembark at the quarantine station on North Head near Manly as a precaution against disease. One man died of typhoid there before the contingent was released. Five days after their arrival in Sydney the contingent, dressed in their khaki uniforms, marched through the city to a reception at Victoria Barracks where they stood in pouring rain as a number of public figures, including the Governor, Lord Loftus, the Premier, and the commandant of the contingent, Colonel Richardson, gave speeches. It was generally agreed at the time that, no matter how small the military significance of the Australian contribution to the adventure, it marked an important stage in the development of colonial self-confidence and was proof of the enduring link with Britain.
Also in this publication is a listing of 'Subscriptions to the Patriotic Fund'. This gives personal and business names, and the amount paid to support the fund by each contributor.
This CD has been formatted to be searchable using Adobe Acrobat Reader.
High quality scanned images of the whole of the original book
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