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Geelong District: Postmasters and Postmistresses 1837-1901

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Source of Index

Extracted from publication with permission of the author.  Records originally appeared in various sources including:

  1. 1837-1851: Australian Archives Brighton - names of PMs as per the outward Letter Books of the Chief Postmaster
  2. 1851-1863: Colony of Victoria Civil Establishment Lists (Blue Books) - this period covered all Post Offices.
  3. 1864-1868: Australian Archives Brighton - lists of names submitted to the Colonian Secretary for approval.
  4. 1868-1883: Victorian Parliamentary Papers - Annual Post Office Reports - this period covered all Post Offices.
  5. 1868-1901: Australian Archives Brighton - lists of names submitted to the Colonial Secretary for approval.  Relates to small Post Offices only.
  6. 1884-1900: Colony of Victoria Civil Establishment Lists (Blue Books) - this period only covered the larger Post Offices.
  7. 1880-1899: Municipal Directories - not always accurate, but usually confirm (5) and (6) above.

IMPORTANT: the location of the above items have changed since this book was published in 1987.

Further details of many of these database indexes may be available through the Geelong Family History Group.

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Source and/or Location of Records
  • Entries relating to the Geelong region extracted from Index [under localities] Victoria's Postmasters and Postmistresses 1837 to 1901, by John F Waghorn
Explanation of Fields
  • NAME: Name of postmaster or postmistress
  • DATE: years of service [year followed by /.. shows only year of service; year followed by + shows the person continued on after that date]
  • PLACE: of appointment
Completed Index? YES
Number of entries Updated: 17th November 2013
  • 835 entries
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