Find your ancestors in Australian Almanac & Sydney Directory 1834 (O'Shaughnessey)


Do you have New South Wales ancestry?

This 1834 is similar to the 1833 edition, in that it is titled 'Australian', but actually contains information only regarding New South Wales. It is divided into various sections: Calendar, Public Days; Australian Agriculture, Horticultue &c., Towns and Stations, Assigned Servants, Supreme Court, Court of Requests; Miscellaneous Local Information &c., Civil Establishment of the Colony; Military Establishment; Public Institutions; and Shipping and numerous more categories.

Unlike the 1833 edition, this edition also contains a Sydney Directory. This directory (almost 100 pages) contains an alphabetical listing of the residents of Sydney. Listed alphabetically by surname, each entry lists name, occupation and address.

The alamanc can be used as a 'reference book' for the year, and for social historians there are soem wonderful details and information included:

What are the costs of going to court?
What are the rules relating to the sale of land?
Details of assigned servants (convicts) laws
A listing of the towns and stations (together with how many miles they are from Sydney)
Who the local postmasters are, when the mail arrives, and how much it costs to post a letter
Details of the various Governors of New South Wales, Lieutenant-Governors and Magistrates as well some Military Personnel
The public institutions lists all the local societies, and those who are committee members
Chronology of 'remarkable events' starting with 1770 and going through to the end of 1833

...and much more!

So, if you're exploring your family history, the history of the times in which your ancestors lived, or are building a family tree, this is a greart genealogy resource.