Find your ancestors in New South Wales PO Directory 1875-1936


Do you have New South Wales ancestry?

Post office directories are an invaluable genealogy resource for anyone exploring their family history or building a family tree. This data set contains five digitised PO directories:

1875 (Greville)

The main directory contains names, residences and occupations of the inhabitants of New South Wales. This is terrific for being able to place a person at a particular location in a particular year, as well as also finding out their occupation, which can potentially lead to further avenues of research. Arranged alphabetically by town, each with brief gazetteer information relating to it, the inhabitants of each town (householders), are then arranged alphabetically by surname.

Also included are maps show the agricultural districts, the pastoral districts and the principal minerals found in New South Wales.

1900,1904, 1914 & 1936 (Wise)

These are huge volumes, divided into several main sections. Firstly, the Sydney and Suburbs section is a street index and street by street listings of all houses as well as the householders of each address. The Country Directory section lists people with trades in each place together with their occupations, and alphabetical directories of people in Sydney and Suburbs and the New South Wales Country. The directory also includes many pages of advertisements, which all provide useful information, often including names of people and places.

Separate directories are given in the following areas:

- Medical
- Legal
-Associations and Trade Unions
-Friendly Societies
-Banking and Finance
-Local Government
-Population of NSW
-Pastoral and Agricultural
-Official (Government)
-Postal and Telegraphic