Due to essential network maintenance, access to some online services including the viewing of digital images will be temporarily unavailable between 5 pm and 8 pm AEST on Sunday, 22 September 2019. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
A fundamental source for research into Sydney history, especially family history.
The Sydney Sands Directory 1858-1933 has for the first time been completely digitised by the City of Sydney Archives. The City Archives welcomes feedback from users via their email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The postal and commercial directory published annually by John Sands is an essential tool for family historians providing details of name, address, occupation and business listings for Sydney and NSW residents 1858-1933.
Scanned from the microfiche the digital edition can be freely searched by keyword and date, or browsed in full text year by year. Until now the Sands Directory had only been partially digitised so this is a great advance for researchers. Ancestry.com (available in libraries as Ancestry Library Edition database) has digitised the Sands Directory but only at 5 and 10 year intervals.
To search the Sydney Sands Directory click here