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​​Directories and almanacs have information about where a person lived, their work and sometimes details about their lives.  Directories are published lists of names, usually arranged alphabetically or by location. 

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There are Tasmanian telephone directories from 1906. Until 1970 a single volume covered the entire state. Since 1971 there have been three telephone directories covering:

  • south Tasmania, including Hobart
  • the north east, including Launceston
  • the north west and west

Government departments, and other large institutions such as the university, often produce their own internal directories.

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