Providing over 2.7 million records, our education and work records cover an important
part of life. Covering the period from the 1860s to 1950s, there is a great deal
of useful information contained within.
The Australian Pastoral Directory lists stockowners across Australia and includes information such as name of owner, name of station and number of cattle and sheep. The Queensland Blue Book gives details of people employed in the Queensland Civil Service and contains interesting information like salary amongst other things.
The Queensland Railway Employees records are an index to the employees of the Queensland Railways between 1889 and 1940. The records track the career of approximately 370,000 people covering the entire career of many railway employees. It gives the name, age (from 1899), position, branch/office, and railway/division for each person employed in the railway service in Queensland. There are many more, so start searching!
This is an example of a medical directory which includes useful information such as a complete directory of registered doctors, surgeons – including their qualifications and past experience, obituaries as well as relevant geographical information for the different states. This particular example shows a list of practitioners, their location and the year of their qualification. This is just one example of what can be found within the Education & work category and information that can be obtained varies greatly.
This is an example of the original book. The information that can be found is very useful, given the lack of census records in Australia; these publications can often provide similar records for government employees. This particular example shows an index of Post Office employees and includes their position, name, date of appointment and annual salary.