The Port Phillip Bay area was first settled by Europeans in the early nineteenth century, primarily with the establishment of the cities of Melbourne and Geelong in 1835 and 1838.
This database contains an 1847 almanac and directory for Port Phillip.
The directory lists names, addresses, and occupations of residents (most likely heads of households) of the area. Names listed in the directory can be searched on in the search box above.
The almanac provides other information on the area including government proceedings, councils, and departments, agricultural pursuits, a calendar, public holidays, and public works. This information is not searchable through the search box above, but can be viewed by browsing the images using the links below.