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The Australasian Handbook 1906


£17.95 (plus p&p)
S&N Genealogy Supplies, West Wing, Manor Farm, Chilmark, Salisbury, SP3 5AF
Tel: 01722 716121, Web: www.genealogysupplies.com.

CDs presented in Acrobat PDF, Mac and PC compatible. Fully bookmarked and searchable.


This volume of nearly one thousand pages contains a miscellany of information about Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand, Fiji and British New Guinea.

Its original target audience is described as shippers, importers and professionals, but a chapter on emigration also includes a guide for those contemplating relocation from the UK. While some of the information is peripheral, such as a list of the winners of the Melbourne Cup horserace, the bulk of the text consists of potted descriptions of Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand, and the main settlements.

These CDs will appeal to researchers wanting to know more about where their emigrant ancestor lived, while contemporary maps help to put the narrative into context.