Pughs Almanac & Queensland Directory 1869
Pughs Almanac & Queensland Directory 1869. 1869. Directories and almanacs are a valuable resource for local, family and social historians as well as for researchers in other fields of Australian history.
The long-running Pugh's series provides a wealth of information on people, places and society of the day. This edition contains a Brisbane directory as well as a country directory. The Brisbane directory lists the occupations alphabetically with names and street under each. The country directory lists the towns as well as stations, and station-owners. In addition it includes details on over 40 other areas. Everything from eclipses and newspapers, to postal information and the Works Department is covered, as well as numerous advertisements. This is a valuable guide to the people, places and social history of Queensland in the 1860s. A feature of this edition is the statistics taken from the 1868 Census, so you can see the numbers of females and males in Queensland at this time, as well widows and widowers. There are statistics on occupations, nationality, religion, ages and more.