An important early directory of New Zealand including, Wellington, Hokitika, Omaru, Picton, Auckland, Greymouth, Timaru, Napier, Dunedin, Invercargill, Akaroa, Tauranga, Christchurch, Bluff, Lyttelton, Onehunga, Nelson, Port Chalmers, Blenheim, Otahuhu, Wanganui, &c. &c.
The larger centres are arranged in several sections:
- trades and professional
- country districts
Other features are
- Runholders' Directory for Canterbury, Otago, Hawkes Bay, & Marlborough Provinces
- "a complete epitome of the official, general, and provincial government appointments, (from official sources,) and full statistical, general, and descriptive information regarding the whole colony, and its resources, etc."
- New Zealand Yearly Advertiser - approximately 100 pages of advertisements - itself a useful historical resource
Click here to download a sample file (0.3MB) containing the preface, contents page and sample pages. This requires Adobe Reader to view. (right click on the link and select save as - then load the saved file to view).
The whole 448 page directory, including most text in the ads, is searchable, useful not only for finding names, but also places occupations and other information for family and local historians.
High quality scanned images of the whole of the original book. This CD can be viewed by any computer using Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 4 or later recommended). The data on this CD is completely self-contained, and requires no installation.
System Requirements: Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT or better, CD-ROM drive, Adobe Acrobat. Also suitable for Macintosh or Unix operating systems.
Summary by Archive CD Books Australia