Directories are an immense source of historical information, both for the social historian and the genealogist. They give you information on not only where a person lives, but also their occupation, both of which can be used to validate other information.
These directories are divided into three main sections: Towns, Alphabetical and Trades and Professions. These three classifications enable the enquirer to see at a glance the Householders or Traders in any one Town; the Business and Address of any resident in the State; and the Firms throughout Western Australia engaged in any trade or profession. The directory also includes many pages of advertisements, all of which provide useful information, often including names of people and places.
Towns Section - contains the usual separate Streets Directories of Perth and Suburbs, Fremantle and Suburbs, Kalgoorlie, Boulder and Coolgardie, with Alphabetical Directories of every other Town, Township and Postal District in Western Australia
The alphabetical section - contains the Names, Occupations and Postal Addresses for the entire State
The trades section - shows the Business Firms of the State, arranged under their trades or professions
Banking and Finance
Pastoral and Agricultural
Local and General Government
Postal and Telegraphic