New Zealand PO Directory 1890 (Wise)
Directories are a valuable resource for local, family and social historians as well as for researchers in other fields of New Zealand history.
This Wise's New Zealand directory contains towns, alphabetical, trade and miscellaneous sections which lists the names, addresses and professions of every one in New Zealand in 1890-91. It also includes a street guide for some of the major towns and separate directories for banking, public companies, medical, legal, ecclesiastical, educational, pastoral, municipal and government.
Directories are an extremely useful tool for establishing when and where a person lived however this is just a starting point, look further in the directory to find out more information about the society in which they lived, the occupation they held and the people they knew.