Uncovering the past with Sands directories







Before the internet, postal directories provided information on Melbourne’s properties, residents, businesses and streets.

Learn how to find and navigate these directories to discover everything from where your ancestors lived to when your house was built.

Some computer skills recommended.

This event is being held as part of National Family History Month: Learn more at familyhistorymonth.org.au


We are taking precautions to help us stay COVID-safe:

  • Bookings are required. To help us keep track of numbers, please remember to include all participants in your booking.
  • Please arrive early so that you can be checked in before the session begins.
  • If you can’t attend, please cancel (by responding to your confirmation email) so that someone else can come along.
  • Spaces are limited to allow for social distancing.

Please note: an email address is required if you are booking your place online. If you do not have an email address, please call us.

If you need any help you can contact us by phone 1300 462 542 between 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or via Instagram DM or Facebook Message.

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Event Details

Event Date Wednesday 11 August, 11:00am
Event End Date Wednesday 11 August, 12:00pm
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