Ancestry.com. Australia, City Directories, 1845-1948 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
Original data: Various publishers. Australian City Directories. Gould Genealogy & History, South Australia, Australia.
About Australia, City Directories, 1845-1948
This collection currently includes directories by various publishers from Australia. To see what years are currently available by location, use the browse table to the right.
Generally directories contain an alphabetical list of citizens, listing the names of the heads of households, their addresses, and occupational information. Some may also include separate sections in which residents are listed by street.
City directories are useful for placing people in a particular place at a particular time. They typically tell you where an ancestor lived and worked. They can also lead you to nearby churches, cemeteries, and municipalities, where you can look for more records created while your ancestor lived in this location.
These records were extracted using a new OCR indexing method. They were not transcribed. We encourage you to correct any errors you find in the data by going to the image and editing the name in the correction panel at the bottom of the page.