Historical Business Listings from Sands & McDougall directories

The Sands & McDougall dataset is for use on the Victoria Unearthed website and is available for download.

This dataset contains the business listings from selected years of the Sands & McDougall directories, a pre-cursor to the Yellow Pages.

The dataset was created by digitising the business directories that were published at approximately 10 year intervals between 1896 and 1974. The extracted information includes the business name, address and business type as listed in the Sands & McDougall directories. The extracted address information was subsequently geocoded to provide a point location that can be mapped using GIS software.

Additional information has been provided to allow the accuracy of the results to be evaluated with each record containing the data used at each stage of the data capture process; from the extraction from the directory to the final QA checks.

Data and Resources

Additional Information

Field Value
Published (Metadata Record) 04/01/2024
Last updated 18/01/2024
Organisation Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
Category Spatial Data
Full metadata URL https://metashare.maps.vic.gov.au/geonetwork/srv/api/records/411d8214-d506-5e2f-bc0b-c93137cc46c8/formatters/sdm-html?root=html&output=html