The first published Directory to list the residents of the Port Phillip District of New South Wales was the "New South Wales and Port Phillip General Post Office Directory for 1839". This was published by James Maclehose of Hunter Street, Sydney, N.S.W. and printed by James Spilsbury of Lower George Street, Sydney, N.S.W. with the permission of James Raymond, Esq., Postmaster-General, of O'Connell Street, Sydney, New South Wales.
This Directory contains well over 5,000 entries in alphabetical order, including the following residents of the newly-founded Port Phillip District. It also contains the names of many people who moved to the Port Phillip District at a later date. Though it contains the names of many well-known pioneers it is by no means a complete listing.
AITKEN, John, Melbourne ALLAN, Henry, Melbourne ARDEN, George, Melbourne BACCHUS, William Henry (Capt.), Melbourne BATMAN, Henry, Melbourne BAXTER, Benjamin, Clerk to the Bench Melbourne BRODIE, Richard Sinclair, Melbourne BROWN, Sylvester John, Melbourne CARR, Michael, Melbourne CHISHOLM, John Moffat, Melbourne CLOW, James (Rev.), Melbourne COCKBURN, William Kennedy, Melbourne COGHILL, David & George, Melbourne COOPER, Horatio, Melbourne CRAIG, George Napier, Melbourne CRAIG, Skene, Melbourne DOCKER, Joseph (Rev.), Melbourne DREDGE, James, Justice of the Peace, Melbourne EBDEN, Charles Hotson, Melbourne EYRE, Edward John, Melbourne FAWKNER, John Pascoe, Melbourne FISHER, David, Geelong, Melbourne FYANS, Foster, Justice of the Peace, Geelong GARDINER, John, Melbourne GRYLLS, James Couch (Rev.), Melbourne HAMILTON, William, Melbourne HARRISON, John (Capt.), Melbourne HODDLE, Robert, Surveyor, Melbourne HODGSON, John, Melbourne HOWARD, Charles, Deputy Assistant Commissary General, Melbourne KEMP, D. M. (Mr.), Surveyor's Office, Port Phillip LONSDALE, William (Capt.), Justice of the Peace, Melbourne MacARTHUR, David Charteris, Branch, Bank of Australasia, Melbourne MacARTHUR, Donald Gordon, Surveyor, Melbourne MacINTYRE, Thomas, Melbourne MANN, Hugh, Melbourne MASON, Henry Ward, Government Stores, Melbourne MEEK, William, Attorney, Melbourne MERCER, George Duncan, Geelong MOLLISON, Alexander Fullerton, Melbourne NAPIER, Thomas, Melbourne NUTT, Thomas Henry, Surveyor's Department, Port Phillip OVERTON, William, Melbourne PEERS, John Jones, Melbourne PITTMAN, Frederick, Melbourne POYNTER, James Peck, Manager of the Bank of Australasia, Melbourne ROBINSON, George Augustus, Justice of the Peace, Melbourne RUSSELL, Robert, Surveyor, Melbourne RUTLEDGE, William, Melbourne RYRIE, (Mr./Brothers), Melbourne SCOTT, John Mansel (Capt.), H. M. Cutter "Ranger", Melbourne SIEVEWRIGHT, Charles Wightman, Justice of the Peace, Melbourne SMITH, George, Melbourne SMYTHE, Henry William Hutchinson, Surveyor, Port Phillip SNODGRASS, Peter, Melbourne SNOWDON, Ralph, Melbourne STAFFORD, John, Customs, Melbourne STAPYLTON, Granville William Chetwynd, Surveyor, Melbourne STEEL, W. R., Melbourne STEVENSON, Joseph, Joiner, Melbourne STRODE, Thomas, Printer, Melbourne TAYLOR, (Mr.), Geelong THOMSON, Alexander (Dr.), Melbourne THORNTON, William, Surveyor's Department, Port Phillip TOWLER, Charles, Hume River, Melbourne WEBB, Robert Saunders, Melbourne WELLS, W. H., Surveyor's Department, Port Phillip WENTWORTH, Charles Henry Seymour, Clerk of Bench, Geelong WHITE, Henry John (Lt.-Col.), Melbourne WILLIAMSON, (Mr.), Cabinetmaker, Melbourne WRIGHT, William, Constable, Melbourne YALDWYN, William Henry, Justice of the Peace, Melbourne YOUNG, J. T., Tobacco Manufacturer, Port Phillip YUILLE, Archibald Buchanan, Melbourne
This and other Directories have been published on a series of microfiche by the State Library of Victoria. They are entitled "Port Phillip / Victoria Directories 1839-1867" and are widely available in genealogical, historical and public libraries.
Contributed by Alexander Romanov-Hughes (PPPG Member No. 52)
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