Free sample files and indexes

Currently most listings here are samples from the Archive Digital Books Australasia range of historic data CDs.

The sampler can be opened, navigated and searched as with the full CD file/s.

Sample files usually contain the title page, contents, some introductory pages and sample pages from the body of the book. Often the complete index from the original book is included.

Right click on the link and select "save as" - to a location on your hard drive.

New South Wales

Oasis in the West: Strathfield's First Hundred Years - more info - Sample file
Official Municipal Year Book and Shires Directory New South Wales 1907 - more info - Sample file
Orange and District Illustrated - more info - Sample file
Pastoral Possessions of New South Wales - more info - Sample file
Pearson's Road Guide to New South Wales - more info - Sample file
Sydney Diocesan Directory 1881-1900 - more info - Sample file
Sydney Diocesan Directory 1901-1910 - more info - Sample file
Sydney Diocesan Directory 1911-1920 - more info - Sample file
Sydney Directory 1858 (Sands and Kenny) - more info - Sample file
Sydney Directory 1863 (Sands) - more info - Sample file
Sydney Directory 1865 (Sands) - more info - Sample file
Sydney Directory 1875 (Sands) - more info - Sample file
Sydney Directory 1902 (Sands) - more info - Sample file
Sydney Directory 1913 (Sands) - more info - Sample file
Sydney Post Office Directory 1857 (Cox & Co) - more info - Sample file
Sydney University Calendar 1887 - more info - Sample file
Sydneyites As We See 'Em 1913-1915 - more info - Sample file
Then and Now: Historic Roads Round Sydney - more info - Sample file
Wanderings South and East - more info - Sample file
Yewen's Directory of Landholders, New South Wales, 1900 - more info - Sample file

New Zealand

A Vacation Tour at the Antipodes Through Victoria,Tasmania, New South Wales, Queensland and New Zealand in 1861-1862 - more info - Sample file
Australasian Medical Directory and Handbook 1883 - more info - Sample file
Australasian Medical Directory and Handbook 1886 - more info - Sample file
Australasian Medical Directory and Handbook 1892 - more info - Sample file
Australasian Medical Directory and Handbook 1896 - more info - Sample file
Australasian Medical Directory and Handbook 1900 - more info - Sample file
Australasian Methodist Ministerial General Index 1896 - more info - Sample file
Australia and New Zealand - more info - Sample file
Australian Handbook 1873 - more info - Sample file
Australian Handbook 1877 - more info - Sample file
Australian Handbook 1878 - more info - Sample file
Australian Handbook 1879 - more info - Sample file
Australian Handbook 1882 - more info - Sample file
Australian Handbook 1904 - more info - Sample file
Colonial Office List 1863 - more info - Sample file
Colonial Office List 1870 - more info - Sample file
History of Australasia - more info - Sample file
Kennedy's Colonial Travel: A Narrative of 4 Year's Tour Through Australia, New Zealand and Canada - more info - Sample file
Loxton's Medical Directory 1911 - more info - Sample file
Medical Directory 1915 - more info - Sample file
New Zealand Directory 1866-67 (Stevens and Bartholomew) - more info - Sample file
New Zealand Gazette 1876 - more info - Sample file
New Zealand Gazette 1877 - more info - Sample file
New Zealand Gazette 1878 - more info - Sample file
New Zealand Gazette 1880 - more info - Sample file
New Zealand Gazette 1881 - more info - Sample file
New Zealand Gazette 1886 - more info - Sample file
New Zealand Post Office Directory 1890 (Wise) - more info - Sample file
New Zealand Post Office Directory 1892-93 (Wise) - more info - Sample file
New Zealand Post Office Directory 1900 (Wise) - more info - Sample file
New Zealand Post Office Directory 1901 (Wise) - more info - Sample file
New Zealand Post Office Directory 1905 (Wise's) - more info - Sample file
New Zealand Post Office Directory 1931 (Wise) - more info - Sample file
New Zealand: Its Emigration and Gold Fields - more info - Sample file
New Zealanders and the Boer War - more info - Sample file
Otago Settlement Jubilee 1898 - more info - Sample file
The Defenders of New Zealand and Maori History of the War - more info - Sample file
The Last Maori War in New Zealand Under the Self Reliant Policy - more info - Sample file
Wanderings South and East - more info - Sample file

Northern Territory

Australasiatic Reminiscences of Twenty-three Years' Wanderings in Tasmania and the Australias - more info - Sample file
Australian Pastoral Directory 1931 - more info - Sample file
Landsborough's Expedition in Search of Burke and Wills - more info - Sample file
Northern Territory as it is 1882 - more info - Sample file
Pioneering Days: Thrilling Incidents in the Early Sixties - more info - Sample file
The Northern Territory: Its History and Great Possibilities - more info - Sample file

Other countries

A Vacation Tour at the Antipodes Through Victoria,Tasmania, New South Wales, Queensland and New Zealand in 1861-1862 - more info - Sample file
A Voyage Round the World - more info - Sample file
An Octogenarian's Reminiscences - more info - Sample file
Australian Contingent: History of Patriotic Movement in New South Wales - more info - Sample file
Colonial Office List 1863 - more info - Sample file
Colonial Office List 1870 - more info - Sample file
Official Records of the Australian Military Contingents to the War in South Africa 1899-1902 - more info - Sample file
Opals and Agates: Memories of Fifty Years of Australia and Polynesia - more info - Sample file

Pacific Islands

A Voyage Round the World - more info - Sample file
Australian Handbook 1873 - more info - Sample file
Australian Handbook 1877 - more info - Sample file
Australian Handbook 1878 - more info - Sample file
Australian Handbook 1879 - more info - Sample file
Australian Handbook 1882 - more info - Sample file
Australian Handbook 1904 - more info - Sample file
Colonial Office List 1863 - more info - Sample file
Colonial Office List 1870 - more info - Sample file
History of Australasia - more info - Sample file
Official Records of the Australian Military Contingents to the War in South Africa 1899-1902 - more info - Sample file
Opals and Agates: Memories of Fifty Years of Australia and Polynesia - more info - Sample file
Stewart's Handbook of the Pacific Islands 1921 - more info - Sample file
Stewart's Handbook of the Pacific Islands 1922 - more info - Sample file
The Cyclopedia of Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Tahiti and the Cook Islands 1907 - more info - Sample file
Wanderings South and East - more info - Sample file

Queensland

A Queenly Colony - more info - Sample file
A Vacation Tour at the Antipodes Through Victoria,Tasmania, New South Wales, Queensland and New Zealand in 1861-1862 - more info - Sample file
A Visit to Queensland and Her Goldfields - more info - Sample file
Advance Australia: An Account of Eight Years Work, Wandering and Amusement in Queensland, New South Wales & Victoria - more info - Sample file
Aldine History of Queensland - more info - Sample file
An Octogenarian's Reminiscences - more info - Sample file
Australian Pastoral Directory 1931 - more info - Sample file
Bailliere's Queensland Gazetteer and Road Guide 1876 - more info - Sample file
Brisbane Directory 1878-79 (McNaught) - more info - Sample file
Brisbane Directory 1919 (Yates & Jones) - more info - Sample file
Brisbane Directory and Squatters' Guide 1876 - more info - Sample file
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