Find your ancestors in Tasmanian Directory 1867-68, 1887


Do you have Tasmanian ancestry?

This collection features two Tasmanian directories, 1867-68 and 1887. They're a valuable genealogy resource for anyone researching their family history and building a family tree.

1867-1868 (MacPhail)

An important early directory of Tasmania arranged with separate listings of residents for Hobart Town, Kingsborough, Launceston, Selby and each of 23 districts throughout Tasmania. The street address is given in larger towns, and occupation in many instances. Around 18,000 names are listed in the main directory and many more in the general information section.

The features are:
  • 160 pages of directory listings

  • 40 pages of general information, including many other professional listings and other useful information on the colony

  • Many more preliminary pages with over 100 ads

  • Advertising broadsheet 'The Tasmanian Yearly Advertiser 1867-1868

Note: Unfortunately, this does not include the leaf with the folding map of Tasmania as in the original.

1887 (Middleton & Maning)

This volume of over 500 pages is divided into several main sections:

A Gazetteer with information including:

  • Telegraphs

  • Postal

  • Customs

  • Shipping

  • Statistics

  • Towns - details of over 70 towns

  • Railways

  • Tourist guide

  • Retrospect of 1886


  • Hobart street, alphabetical and trade & professional directories

  • Sandy Bay by street and alphabetical

  • Launceston street, alphabetical and trades directories

  • Directories of 30 districts and municipalities throughout Tasmania

  • Country trades directory

Other Directories
  • Government and official

  • Ecclesiastical and educational

  • Miscellaneous companies

  • Legal

  • Medical

  • Municipal

The directory also begins and ends with many fascinating advertisements.