The first published Directory to list the residents of the Port Phillip District of New South Wales was the "New South Wales and Port Phillip General Post Office Directory for 1839". This was published by James Maclehose of Hunter Street, Sydney, N.S.W. and printed by James Spilsbury of Lower George Street, Sydney, N.S.W. with the permission of James Raymond, Esq., Postmaster-General, of O'Connell Street, Sydney, New South Wales.

This Directory contains well over 5,000 entries in alphabetical order, including the following residents of the newly-founded Port Phillip District. It also contains the names of many people who moved to the Port Phillip District at a later date. Though it contains the names of many well-known pioneers it is by no means a complete listing.

	AITKEN, John,  Melbourne
	ALLAN, Henry,  Melbourne
	ARDEN, George,  Melbourne
	BACCHUS, William Henry (Capt.),  Melbourne
	BATMAN, Henry,  Melbourne
	BAXTER, Benjamin,  Clerk to the Bench  Melbourne
	BRODIE, Richard Sinclair,  Melbourne
	BROWN, Sylvester John,  Melbourne
	CARR, Michael,  Melbourne
	CHISHOLM, John Moffat,  Melbourne
	CLOW, James (Rev.),  Melbourne
	COCKBURN, William Kennedy,  Melbourne
	COGHILL, David & George,  Melbourne
	COOPER, Horatio,  Melbourne
	CRAIG, George Napier,  Melbourne
	CRAIG, Skene,  Melbourne
	DOCKER, Joseph (Rev.),  Melbourne
	DREDGE, James,  Justice of the Peace,  Melbourne
	EBDEN, Charles Hotson,  Melbourne
	EYRE, Edward John,  Melbourne
	FAWKNER, John Pascoe,  Melbourne
	FISHER, David,  Geelong, Melbourne
	FYANS, Foster,  Justice of the Peace,  Geelong
	GARDINER, John,  Melbourne
	GRYLLS, James Couch (Rev.),  Melbourne
	HAMILTON, William,  Melbourne
	HARRISON, John (Capt.),  Melbourne
	HODDLE, Robert,  Surveyor,  Melbourne
	HODGSON, John,  Melbourne
	HOWARD, Charles,  Deputy Assistant Commissary General,  Melbourne
	KEMP, D.    M.    (Mr.),  Surveyor's Office,  Port Phillip
	LONSDALE, William (Capt.),  Justice of the Peace,  Melbourne
	MacARTHUR, David Charteris,  Branch, Bank of Australasia,  Melbourne
	MacARTHUR, Donald Gordon,  Surveyor,  Melbourne
	MacINTYRE, Thomas,  Melbourne
	MANN, Hugh,  Melbourne
	MASON, Henry Ward,  Government Stores,  Melbourne
	MEEK, William,  Attorney,  Melbourne
	MERCER, George Duncan,  Geelong
	MOLLISON, Alexander Fullerton,  Melbourne
	NAPIER, Thomas,  Melbourne
	NUTT, Thomas Henry,  Surveyor's Department,  Port Phillip
	OVERTON, William,  Melbourne
	PEERS, John Jones,  Melbourne
	PITTMAN, Frederick,  Melbourne
	POYNTER, James Peck,  Manager of the Bank of Australasia,  Melbourne
	ROBINSON, George Augustus,  Justice of the Peace,  Melbourne
	RUSSELL, Robert,  Surveyor,  Melbourne
	RUTLEDGE, William,  Melbourne
	RYRIE, (Mr./Brothers),  Melbourne
	SCOTT, John Mansel (Capt.),  H. M. Cutter "Ranger",  Melbourne
	SIEVEWRIGHT, Charles Wightman,  Justice of the Peace,  Melbourne
	SMITH, George,  Melbourne
	SMYTHE, Henry William Hutchinson,  Surveyor,  Port Phillip
	SNODGRASS, Peter,  Melbourne
	SNOWDON, Ralph, Melbourne
	STAFFORD, John,  Customs,  Melbourne
	STAPYLTON, Granville William Chetwynd,  Surveyor,  Melbourne
	STEEL, W.    R.,  Melbourne
	STEVENSON, Joseph,  Joiner,  Melbourne
	STRODE, Thomas,  Printer,  Melbourne
	TAYLOR, (Mr.),  Geelong
	THOMSON, Alexander (Dr.),  Melbourne
	THORNTON, William,  Surveyor's Department,  Port Phillip
	TOWLER, Charles,  Hume River,  Melbourne
	WEBB, Robert Saunders,  Melbourne
	WELLS, W.    H.,  Surveyor's Department,  Port Phillip
	WENTWORTH, Charles Henry Seymour,  Clerk of Bench,  Geelong
	WHITE, Henry John (Lt.-Col.),  Melbourne
	WILLIAMSON, (Mr.),  Cabinetmaker,  Melbourne
	WRIGHT, William,  Constable,  Melbourne
	YALDWYN, William Henry,  Justice of the Peace,  Melbourne
	YOUNG, J.    T.,  Tobacco Manufacturer,  Port Phillip
	YUILLE, Archibald Buchanan,  Melbourne

This and other Directories have been published on a series of microfiche by the State Library of Victoria. They are entitled "Port Phillip / Victoria Directories 1839-1867" and are widely available in genealogical, historical and public libraries.

Contributed by Alexander Romanov-Hughes (PPPG Member No. 52)

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