The , written by Philip Mennell in 1892, includes almost 2000 concise biographies of Australasian colonialists from 1855-1892 in over 540 pages. It gives information on politicians, political leaders, church leaders, intellectuals, explorers, professionals, musicians, actors, athletes, scientists, pastoralists and industrialists from all the Australian colonies as well as New Zealand.
Information included consists of their background and family information, career information, achievements and influences on the development of Australasia. It is arranged alphabetically by surname for easy reference.
This is a unique and fascinating genealogy resource for anyone exploring their family history or building a family tree.