The 1904 edition of Wise's Post Office Directory for Victoria is divided into three main sections: Towns, Alphabetical and Trades and Professions. These three classifications enable the enquirer to see at a glance the Householders or Traders in any one Town; the Business and Address of any resident in the State; and the Firms throughout Victoria engaged in any trade or profession.
THE TOWNS SECTION contains the usual separate Streets Directories of Melbourne and Suburbs, Ballarat and Suburbs, Bendigo and Suburbs and Geelong and Suburbs with Alphabetical Directories of every other Town, Township and Postal District in Victoria.
THE ALPHABETICAL SECTION contains the Names, Occupations and Postal Addresses for the entire State.
THE TRADES SECTION shows the Business Firms of the State, arranged under their trades or professions.
Separate directories are given in the following areas, making the work comprehensive and complete
- Pastoral and Agricultural
- Local and General Government
- Postal and Telegraphic
The directory includes many pages of advertisements - all useful information, often including names of people and places.
Click here to download a sample file (1.2MB), including title page, preface, contents pages and sample directory 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 2536 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.
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