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[HOWE, Anne, publisher]

The New South Wales Calendar and General Post Office Directory, 1836

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Sydney : printed at the Gazette Office [by Anne Howe] for the Proprietor, 1836. Octavo, original publisher’s plum cloth (rubbed and stained), recased with later spine and remnants of label; folding frontispiece map of Sydney Town dated 1836; engraved title page; pp. vii; [blank]; xviii; [xviii]; 408; [2]; 146; four engraved plates of signal flags (one coloured), engraved advertisements (one on coloured paper), a couple of neat pen annotations in the directory, a very good copy of a rare almanac.

The fourth year of issue of The New South Wales Calendar and General Post Office Directory, a publication that ceased in 1837.

The fascinating textual content is a valuable primary source for the period, and includes a detailed list of civil servants and colonial administrators, terms of advertisements for colonial newspapers (The Sydney Gazette; The Australian; The Sydney Herald); a list of vessels which use the harbour, mail and stage coach fares, a list of towns and stations, an itinerary of roads throughout New South Wales, land regulations, rules for obtaining convict servants, arrangements for mail dispatch, the establishment of King’s School and the Australian College, flag signals, phases of the moon and an extensive post office directory.

Ferguson, 2157.