Northern Territory Almanac Directory 1887
Northern Territory Almanac Directory 1887. Solomon, V.L.. 1887. This volume covers everything from the colonial governors to customs licences, from the board of health to the Palmerston hospital and from statistics of imports and exports to the police department.
There are over 100 topic categories. There is a brief history of the Northern Territory 'as it is' in 1886, which gives not only a general overview, but also a brief rundown of some events of the past year. The business directory, while it is not extensive, is still useful as it provides details of some of those with occupations in Palmerston, Southport, The Road, Port Darwin Camp and Grove Hill, Twelve Mile - McKinlay, Burrundie, Union, Pine Creek, and Katherine. The public institutions, companies, clubs section is also interesting, as it provides the names of all the committee members for the various societies, clubs etc. Note: this copy is missing the map which was originally included in this useful guide to the Northern Territory, its people and businesses.