Find your ancestors in National Directory of South Australia 1867-68 (Butler)


Do you have South Australian ancestry?

Published by John. W. Butler, this 'National Directory of South Australia' is a goldmine of information for historians who have an interest in the colony of South Australia and the city of Adelaide in this era.

Covering the WHOLE of South Australia, this Directory really is a must for anyone looking for family in South Australia in 1867. In the 300+ pages it lists literally thousands of people who lived and worked throughout South Australia at this time. Each section is divided into a District, with the head of the household listed, with their occupation and address. For the country areas this includes many, many farmers, together with their 'Section Number' and town.

Divided into four main sections: an alphabetical directory which is also divided into four sections and covers all districts in South Australia, a squatters’ directory, a government & official directory and a general information section.

Find out where your South Australian relatives were 150 years ago? Find out who else lived in the town, and what other businesses where there? This really does make for a fascinating read, let alone for the historical usefulness of it as well.

Example entries from the Adelaide Alphabetical Directory section:

Davey, R., assayer, Young street
Davey, W., grocer, Sturt street
David, J., hairdresser, 48 Hindley street
Davy, S., pianoforte-tuner, Rundle street
Dawe, J., mason, Waymouth street
Dawes, C., innkeeper, Currie street
Dawkins, Mrs., strawbonnet-maker, 223 Rundle street

Example entries from the Tungkillo District Directory section:

Allan, AEneas Morrison, farmer, sec. 7094 Tungkillo
Baker, Hy., superintendent, Terlinga sta.
Burton and Sons, farmers, Tungkillo
Clarke, T., shoemaker, South Petherton
Corkhill, T., farmer, sec. 7098 Tungkillo
Ellis, Wm., J., licensed school, Tungkillo
Ferguson, Donald, overseer, Terlinga Sta.
Godlee, Arth. J., blacksmith, S. Petherton
Hoesler, A., farmer, sec. 6411 Tungkillo

Adelaide Alphabetical Directory
Adelaide Trade and Professional
Port Adelaide Directory
Port Adelaide Trade and Professional
Kensington and Norwood
Gawler Town
Brighton District
Alexandrina District
Angaston District
Barossa, East District
Barossa, West District
Bremer District
Burnside District
Clare District
Clarendon District
Crafers District
Eastern Plains
Echunga District
Encounter Bay District
Hall and Stanley
Highercombe District
Hindmarsh District
Narracoorte District
Kadina, Moonta and Wallaroo
Kangaroo Island
Kapunda, Light and Belvidere
Kondoparinga District
Kooringa District
Port Caroline or Lacepede Bay
Macclesfield District
Mitcham District
Morphett Vale District
Mount Barker District
Mount Crawford District
Mount Gambier District
Mudla Wirra District
Munno Para, East District
Munno Para, West District
Nairne District
New South-east District
Noarlunga District
Northern District
North Rhine District
Nuriootpa District
Onkaparinga District
Para Wirra District
Payneham District
Port Elliot and Goolwa District
Port Gawler District
Portland Estate District
Port Lincoln District
Rapid Bay District
Riverton, Gilbert, &c.
Wellington on River Murray
Strathalbyn District
Talunga District
Tanunda District
Tea-tree Gully District
Torrens, East District
Torrens, West District
Upper Wakefield District
Woodchester and Onaunga
Walkerville District
Western District
Willunga District
Yankalilla District
Yatala District
Yorke’s Peninsula
Swanport on the River Murray
Mount Pleasant District
Blanchetown District
Squatter’s Directory
Government and Official Information
General Information
- Religious Denominations
- Municipal Corporations
- District Councils
- Banks
- Mercantile
- Customs Shipping
- Companies
- Societies, &c.
- Game Laws and Poundkeepers

This is a valuable genealogy resource for anyone exploring their family history or building a family tree.