Do you have Tasmanian ancestry?

The Cyclopedias that were published for most states of Australia around the beginning of the 20th century are a vast resource of historical and biographical information. They cover the people, towns, industries, professional, commercial and social institutions and much more. The Cyclopedias include thousands of illustrations, the larger number of these being portraits of those whose biographies are included. These are not just the rich and famous, but include a high percentage of the ordinary citizens in each community.

VOLUME 1 - Government, Hobart and southern and Western towns

  • Over 620 pages, 1000 photographs and 800 biographies

  • Introduction and historical sketch of Tasmania in 1900

  • Former and present governors

  • Government, parliament and the legislature

  • Government departments

  • Hobart, Old Hobart and the Port of Hobart

  • Military

  • Government Institutions

  • Educational

  • Ecclesiastical (various denominations)

  • Social and sporting Institutions

  • Professional, commercial, Industrial, trades

  • Old Colonists

  • Rural Industries

  • Timber Industries

  • Mining

  • Towns in the South of the Island

  • West Coast Towns

  • Index to vol 1

VOLUME 2 - Launceston and the Northern towns

  • Over 420 pages, 750 photographs and 700 biographies

  • Launceston 

  • Towns in the North of the Island

  • Miscellaneous Biographies

  • Curious Facts of Old Colonial Days

  • Aborigines of Tasmania

  • Index to vol 2

This is a terrific genealogy tool for anyone exploring their Tasmanian family history or building a family tree!