Stone’s Directories

Stone’s Directories originated in the late 17th century in France and England, as commercial listings of suppliers of goods and services, bringing buyers and sellers together. Read more about the History of Stones Directories.

They are separated into well-defined sections, with a comprehensive index at the front and an almanac at the back. They were published for the following regions in New Zealand:

  • Dunedin, Otago and Southland, 1884-1955
  • Canterbury, Nelson, Marlborough & Westland, 1899-1955
    (Note, Canterbury included from 1902 only)
  • Wellington, Hawkes Bay, Taranaki, 1891-1946

NZMS has digitised many editions of Stone’s Directories and they are now available on CD-ROM for purchase.

Text Searchable and Readable Editions
The text searchable versions of Stone’s Directories on CD-ROM were launched in 2008 with the support of the Hocken Collections in Dunedin.  This is an on-going project and we now have a range of  volumes from Dunedin, Otago and Southland; Canterbury, Nelson, Marlborough and Westland; Wellington, Hawke’s Bay and Taranaki digitised, searchable and available on CD Rom.

We have added a cost effective ‘read only’ version of the popular Stone’s Directories on CD-ROM. These contain all of the same information as the original editions, just in a non-searchable format – excellent for those with budget constraints or who have only a small amount of information to locate.

 

Stone’s Dunedin, Otago and Southland: Readable Edition

Published  from 1844-1955, we have read-only copies on CD-ROM of most years  up to 1933, with more to come.
From $45.00

Stone’s Canterbury, Nelson, Marborough and Westland: Readable Edition

Published from 1899-1955 we have read only copies on CD ROM from 1899-1930.
IMPORTANT: Canterbury information is not included in the directory until 1902.
From $45.00

Stone’s Wellington, Hawke’s Bay and Taranaki: Readable Edition

Published from 1891-1946. We have read-only copies on CD-ROM up to 1901.
From $45.00

Stone’s Dunedin, Otago and Southland: Fully Searchable Edition

From $95.00

Stone’s Canterbury, Nelson, Marborough and Westland: Fully Searchable Edition

From $95.00

Stone’s Wellington, Hawke’s Bay and Taranaki: Fully Searchable Edition

From $95.00

Get your copy today!