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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.

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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