Port Germein, South Australia - An overview from its origins to present times using Sands & McDougall directories and other sources (see below)  
YEAR PALAIS PIER HOTEL PG   HOTEL SHOPS & BUSINESSES POST SCHOOL                    CHURCHES BANKS POLICE JETTY & HARBOUR GENERAL INFORMATION  
1878   Also known as Miller's Hotel Dec 1879-7-3-1887   Peter Ness and Mr Paetke establish a building and cabinetmaking business Township of Pt Germein proclaimed in 1878 Telowie School opened         At the top of each page in the S & M directory is general information about the town under the following headings; County, Electoral District, Hundred, distance from Adelaide(all one entry); Population; Post, Telegraph and Money Order Offices, Savings Bank; Postmaster/mistress; Resident Justices; Places of Worship: Other Banks; Hotels; Communication with Adelaide  
1879   Dec 1879 Samuel Miller GL Burton (known as Burton's Hotel from Dec 1879 to 7-3-1892)   County of  Frome, Electoral District of Flinders, Hundred of Telowie       Mounted Constable C Le Lievre opened Pt Germein Police Station 1-11-1879 Petition for building of jetty 13-8-1879 Port Germein is in County Frome, Electoral District of Flinders, Hundred of Telowie, 172 miles north of Adelaide  
1880   Samuel Miller from Dec. George Richard Dowdy Doudy and Laffan's store mentioned in South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail 3-1-1880 p 25; Kemp's store; butcher and baker combined; carpenter and builder established F. Laffan, Postmaster  Telegraph office opened     13-8-1880 John C Ground     Cons. Le Lievre swapped stations with officer from Redhill 5-1-1880. Constable Riebe M.C. Roper arrived 30-6-1880- in news stories   Another petition for building jetty on 8-6-1880. Work begins on jetty late in year by Mr J. Wishart Two or three agents have been listed each year througout the directories, but since it doesn't explain what they are agents for, I have not included them in occupations  
1881   June 1881 JB Fergusson from Sept. 1881 Thomas Broad Thomas Marshall Manager for Giles and Smith then started shop with father F. Laffan, Postmaster    Money order facilities  from 1-12-1881 Pt Germein Public School opened. Timothy O'Connell, HT     Thomas Roper  Edward E Baker 26-7-1881 Jetty open for traffic on July 17, 1881  at  1512 m long. Petition 13-7-1881 extensions were sought.    
1882    JB Fergusson Thomas Broad   C. Lumbers, Postmaster Timothy O'Connell, HT     Thomas Roper to 29-5-1882 (to Clare) Jetty handed to marine board in March.    
1883   13-3-1883 Samuel Miller Thomas Broad   H. Cobb, Postmaster, 1882-1902 Timothy O'Connell, HT       Extended to reach 1664 m. Brickmaking established in district  
1884   Samuel Miller Thomas Broad M Dowdy and  F Laffan; Giles and Smith; FJ Kemp-storekeepers ; G. Faustmann, baker; Thomas Glasson; Thomas Jones; W Purchase-butchers; H. Martins, greengrocer; W Tillig; Henry Walker- bootmakers; Mullighan & Richens, blacksmiths; Bishop &Co builders  Post, Telegraph and Money Order Offices, Savings Bank, Postmaster Herbert Cobb Timothy O'Connell, HT;  John O'Connell tchr; William Edward Gallagher; WC Newbold Rev WT Isaac, Bible Christian W Moffatt, Bank of SA EE Baker,  mounted constable CG Bayley, JP customs officer   Population 211, houses 46; Resident justices, James Darling, Michael P Dowdy, Charles G Bayley;  S Golding, brickmaker; N Simons, shipping agent. Mrs Peedle kept a boarding house;  There were 5 blacksmiths, 1 accountant, 1 builder, 1 mason, 3 butchers, 1  saddler, 2 teamsters; Coach daily to Pt Pirie, Steamer Saturdays  
1885   Samuel Miller 8-9-1885 William Voules Brown, Junior Dowdy and Laffan; FJ Kemp; TS Marshall- storekeepers;  Giles and Smith, storekeepers and shipping agents;  Thomas Jones; W Purchase- butchers;  H Martins, greengrocer; Mullighan & Richens, blacksmiths Post, Telegraph and Money Order Offices, Savings Bank, Postmaster Herbert Cobb Present 2-roomed stone building erected at PG School to hold 80 pupils. William E  Gallagher, HT; Oliver D Jones; Lizzie Head-sewing; WC Newbold Rev W Pett, Bible Christian W Moffatt, Bank of SA EE Baker,  mounted constable   Pop 250, houses 50; N Simons, shipping agent; Edward Smith, wheat agent; Mrs Peddle, boarding house keeper (spelling different from last year) 1 bird catcher, 1 brick maker,  6 blacksmiths, 1 builder, 4 butchers, 2 carpenters, 1 dressmaker, 1 engineer, 3 masons, 1 milk vendor, 1 pound keeper, 1 shoemaker, 3 teamsters, 1 tinsmith, 1 wheelwright; Coach daily to Pt Pirie, Steamer every Saturday  
1886   8-6-1886 Herbert Keightley William Voules Brown, Junior Cave and Co; Darling and Son; Dunn and Co- wheat merchants; FJ Flugge & Co, chaff store; Giles & Smith, storekeepers & shipping agents; TB Marshall & Son; W Kelly;  FJ Kemp -storekeepers; W Mullighan, blacksmith; H Martins, greengrocer Post, Telegraph and Money Order Offices, Savings Bank, Postmaster Herbert Cobb  OD Jones HT, George Pennyfield; WC Newbold; Elspet Cook-sewing Bible Christian, Rev J G Martin; C of E, Rev J H Corvan  E. DeG Sells, Bank of SA EE Baker,  mounted constable East side of jetty dredged to 6.1 m for 91.5 m .                 W Gammell, harbor master and customs officer Pop 300, houses 73: Resident justices M Simons, James Darling; Mrs Peddle, boardinghouse keeper; 1 shoemaker, 6 blacksmiths, 1 saddler, 1 tinsmith, 1 brickmaker, 3 masons, 1 carpenter, 1 builder, 1 dressmaker; Coach daily to Pt Pirie, Steamer every Thurs  
1887   8-3-1887 Henry Treble Brown William Voules Brown, Junior Cave and Co;  Darling & Son; Dunn & Co-wheat merchants; FJ Flugge and Co, chaff store; Giles & Smith, storekeepers & shipping agents; W Kelly; FJ Kemp; Marshall &  Son- storekeepers; H Martins, grrengrocer Post, Telegraph and Money Order Offices, Savings Bank, Postmaster Herbert Cobb George Pennyfield HT, WC Newbold, pupil teacher Bible Christian, Rev J G Martin; C of E, Rev J H Corvan  E. DeG. Sells, Bank of SA EE Baker,  mounted constable; James Guttridge Buttfield-9-8-1887  West side of jetty  dredged.                                 Stephen Hellon, Harbour Master and Customs Officer, replaced by Capt Lewis Pop 300, houses 73; resident justices M Simons, Joseph Orchard; 2 accountants, 4 blacksmiths, 1 boardinghouse keeper, 1 brickmaker, 1 builder, 3 butchers, 2 carpenters, physicians Doctor J Reid, Dr. Carter, 1 engineer, 3 masons, 1 milk contractor, 1 milk vendor, 1 pound keeper, 1 shoemaker, 2 teamsters, 1 telegraph operator. 1 wheelwright; Coach to Pt Pirie daily, Steamer every Thurs. Mr. Jos. Orchard, first Mayor of Port Germein.   
1888    Henry Treble Brown William Voules Brown, Junior Cave and Co; Darling & Son; Dunn & Co- wheat merchants;  FJ Flugge and Co, chaff store;  FJ Kemp;  TB Marshall &  Son-storekeepers; H Martins, greengrocer Post, Telegraph and Money Order Offices, Savings Bank, Postmaster Herbert Cobb George Pennyfield HT; Miss Mckenzie, Teacher;  WC Newbold Ass Teacher Bible Christian, R C Yeoman; C of E, Rev J H Corvan  E. DeG. Sells, Bank of SA  James Guttridge Buttfield to 7-1-1888 (to Pt Augusta)         EE Baker AB Lewis, Harbour Master, Sub collector of customs, Boarding Officer etc         First mention in top description of the town in S & Mc; included at the top from now on Pop: 250 houses 73; MAYOR Joseph Orchard and 4 councillors (This is the first and only time they are mentioned);  The Institute Secretary, WH Ellis, is also now included in the top summary for the town,  as is the harbour master, AB Lewis; Resident justices N Simons, Joseph Orchard;  Physician, A Carter; 2 bakers, 1 brickmaker, 3 blacksmiths, 2 builders, 4 butchers, 1 telegraph operator, 1 gulf pilot, 1 accountant, 1 dressmaker, 1 saddler, 1 shipping agent, 2 wheelwrights, 3 masons; Coach to Pt Pirie daily, Steamer every Thurs  
1889    Henry Treble Brown William Voules Brown, Junior Cave and Co; Darling & Son; Dunn & Co- wheat merchants;  FJ Flugge and Co, chaff store;  TB Marshall &  Son; JC Harris & Sons- storekeepers; H Martins, greengrocer Post, Telegraph and Money Order Offices, Savings Bank, Postmaster Herbert Cobb George Pennyfield H T; Miss McKenzie, Teacher; W C Newbold, Ass Teacher Bible Christian, R C Yeoman; C of E, Rev J H Corvan  George Blamey agent, Bank of SA M. C. EE Baker,  to 11-7-1889 ( to Elliston)             M.C. John Blake 19-7-1889 Capt. AB Lewis, harbor master, customs etc. A total of 19 sailing ships loaded and despatched. Resident Justices N Simons, Joseph Orchard, TS Marshall; Institute secretary, WH Ellis;  no physician; 1 accountant, 2 bakers, 5 blacksmiths, 1 brickmaker, 1 builder, 6 butchers, 2 carpenters, 2 dressmakers, 2 gulf pilots, 3 masons, 1 milk vendor, 1 pound keeper, 1 shipping agent, 1 shoemaker, 3 teamsters, 3 wheelwrights;  Coach to Pt Pirie daily -no mention of steamer,  
1890   9-9-1890 Mrs Elizabeth Amsberg William Voules Brown, Junior Cave and Co; Darling & Sons; Dunn & C- wheat merchants; FJ Flugge and Co, chaff store;  TB Marshall &  Son; JC Harris & Sons- storekeepers; CD Harmer, butcher & baker; H Martins, greengrocer Post, Telegraph and Money Order Offices, Savings Bank, Postmaster Herbert Cobb George Pennyfield HT; Miss McKenzie, Teacher; WC Newbold, Ass Teacher Bible Christian, R C Yeoman; C of E, Rev G E Young Bank of SA, Herbert B Hotham, Manager M. C. John W. Blake,  Eastern berth dredged to 6.7 m and the channel to 5.1 m.  AB Lewis, Harbour Master, Sub collector of customs, Boarding Officer etc Pop  250, houses 73; Resident justices N Simons, TS Marshall;  Institute secretary, Peter Ness; Thomas W Pearl, chemist ; 2 bakers; 4 blacksmiths; 1 brickmaker; 5 butchers, 2 carpenters, 2 dressmakers, 1 farrier, 2 gulf pilots, 3 masons, 2  mail contractors, 2 milk vendors, 1 ostler, 1 pound keeper, 1 saddler, 1 teamster, 1 shoemaker and 2 wheelwrights; some jobs such as gulf pilot and mason are combined with farming; Coach daily to Pt Pirie-no boat mentioned  
1891   Mrs Elizabeth Amsberg, 10-6-1891 John Daw William Voules Brown, Junior Darling & Son;  Dunn & Co; Norman and Co-millers;  Cave and Co, wheat merchants; Dunstan and Cottle; TS Marshal & Sonl-storekeepers;  FH Flugge and Co, chaff store; H Martins, greengrocer Post, Telegraph and Money Order Offices, Savings Bank, Postmaster Herbert Cobb George Pennyfield HT; Miss McKenzie, Teacher; WC Newbold, Ass Teacher Bible Christian, R C Yeoman; C of E, Rev G E Young Bank of SA, Herbert B Hotham, Manager John W. Blake, mounted constable Capt Thomas Brimage, Harbour Master, Sub Collector of Customs, Boarding and Health Officer etc Pop  250, houses 73; Resident justices N Simons, TS Marshall;  Institute secretary, Peter Ness; Thomas Pearl, Chemist;  2 bakers, 6 blacksmiths, 1 brickmaker, 1 builder, 4 butchers, 2 dairywomen, 2 dressmakers, 4 masons, 1 mail contractor, 1 poundkeeper, 1 saddler, 1 shipping agent, 2 shoemakers, 4 teamsters; Coach daily to Pt Pirie  
1892   14-6-1892 Henry James Trew William Voules Brown, Junior. Known as Brown's Hotel  8-3-1892 to 11-3-1925 Dunn and Co; Darling & Son-millers;  Cave and Co, wheat merchants; Dunstan and Cottle; TS Marshall & Son- storekeepers;  FH Flugge and Co, chaff store; M Martins, Greengrocer Post, Telegraph and Money Order Offices, Savings Bank, Postmaster Herbert Cobb George Pennyfield, HT; Miss McKenzie, Teacher C of E, Rev J Bloyd; Bible Christian, Rev L Durlo & Rev E Hill Bank of SA, Herbert B Hotham, Manager John W. Blake, mounted constable Capt Thomas Brimage, Harbour Master, Sub Collector of Customs, Boarding and Health Officer etc Pop 250, houses 73; First mention of  Local court, first Wed alternate months commencing Feb, clerk and bailiff,  JW Blake; Resident justices: N Simons, TS Marshall, Dr RW McGowan, Jos Orchard, Con O'Loughlin, Geo Stone, P. Hillam; Institute secretary, Peter Ness;  Thomas W Pearl, chemist;   Dr  RW McGowan, physician; N Simons, Shipping Agent; 1 accnt, 1 baker, 6 blacksmiths, 1 brickmaker, 1 builder, 6 butchers, 1 carpenter, 2 dairywomen, 2 dressmakers, 1 engineer, 1 gulf pilot, 1 mail driver, 1 mail contractor, 4 masons, 1 pound keeper, 1 saddler, 3 teamsters, 1 wheelwright;  Coach daily to Pt Pirie, Steamer every Saturday  
1893   Henry James Trew William Voules Brown, Junior Cave & Co, wheat merchants; Dunn and Co, millers; TH Dunstan; TB Marshall and Son-storekeepers; Alfred Cobb, grocer;  FH Flugge and Co, chaff store;  Post, Telegraph and Money Order Offices, Savings Bank, Postmaster Herbert Cobb George Pennyfield HT; Rose Hulster, Teacher; Miss McKenzie, teacher Bible Christian, Rev Edward Hill; C of E Rev L Durno & Rev J Bloyd, visiting clergymen Manager, National Bank,CH Wood John W. Blake, mounted constable and also clerk and bailiff of local court  Capt Thomas Brimage, Harbour Master, Sub Collector of Customs, Boarding and Health Officer etc Pop 250, houses 73; Local court- clerk and bailiff, JW Blake, Limited jurisdiction , first Wed every alternate month , commencing February. Resident justices N Simons, Dr RW McGowan, TS Marshall ;Institute secretary, FW Read, Acting Librarian, R Anderson; T Pearl, chemist; Dr McGowan, physician;   2 accountants, 1 baker, 6 blacksmiths, 1 bicrkmaker, 1 builder, 5 butchers, 1carpenter, 1dairywoman, 2dressmakers, 1 tailor, 1 gulf pilot, 3 masons, 1 mailman, 1 mail driver, 1 mail contractor, 1 machinist, 1 poundkeeper, 1 saddler, 1 shipagent, 1 shoemaker, 3 teamsters; Coach daily to Pt Pirie, steamer every Friday  
1894   Henry James Trew William Voules Brown, Junior Cave & Co, wheat merchants; Darling & Son; Dunn & Co- millers;  FH Flugge and Co, chaff store; TB Marshall and Son, storekeepers; TH Dunstan, storekeeper; A Cobb, grocer;  J Netting, chemist and druggist; M Martins, greengrocer & boarding house Post, Telegraph and Money Order Offices, Savings Bank, Registrar of Births and Deaths, Postmaster Herbert Cobb George Pennyfield HT; Rose Hulster Teacher; Miss McKenzie, Bangor Bible Christian, Rev WW Finch; C of E, Revs  L Durno &  J Bloyd, visiting clergymen Manager, National Bank: CH Wood John W. Blake, mounted constable and also clerk and bailiff of local court  Lighthouse erected on end of jetty.  Capt Thomas Brimage, Harbour Master Pop 250, houses 73; Local court -clerk and bailiff, JW Blake. Limited jurisdiction , Wed after first Mon each month. Resident justices N Simons, TS Marshall-visiting justices mentioned from now on in town overview; Institute secretary, Peter Ness; 1 baker, 5 blacksmiths, 1 brickmaker, 1 builder, 7 butchers, 1 carpenter, 2 dairywomen, 2 dressmakers, 1 engineer, 1 gulf pilot, 4 masons, 1 mailman, 1 mail contractor, 1 machinist, 1 pound keeper, 1 saddler, 1 shipping agent, 1 shoemaker, 1 teacher of music & singing, 3 teamsters, 2 wheelwrights Coach daily to Pt Pirie; steamer every Friday   
1895   Henry James Trew 12-1-1895 William Thomas Lewis 19-8-1895 George Wauchope  Cave & Co, wheat merchants; Darling & Son,; Dunn & Co-millers;  FH Flugge and Co, chaff store; Claridge and Sons, storekeepers; A Cobb, fruiterer & greengrocer; TB  Marshall and Son, storekeepers; M Martins, storekeeoer & boardinghouse; JJ Netting, chemist & druggist; Post, Telegraph and Money Order Offices; Savings Bank, Registrar of Births and Deaths-Postmaster Herbert Cobb George Pennyfield HT; Rose Hulster Teacher; Miss McKenzie, Bangor Bible Christian, Rev WW Finch; C of E, Rev S J Bloyd. Manager, National Bank, WE Robinson John Walter Blake, mounted constable and also clerk and bailiff of local court  Capt Thomas Brimage, Harbour Master, Sub Collector of Customs, Boarding and Health Officer etc Pop 250, houses 73; Local court - clerk and bailiff, JW Blake. Limited jurisdiction , fourth Mon each month. Resident justices N Simons, TS Marshall, WC Mullighan;  Institute secretary, Peter Ness; 1 baker, 2 blacksmiths, 1 brickmaker, 2 butchers, 1 carpenter, 2 dairywomen, 2 dressmakers, 1 gulf pilot, 2 masons, 1 mail contractor, 1 machinist, 1 medical herbalist, 1 painter, 1 pound keeper, 2 saddlers, 2 shoemakers, 3 teamsters, 1 shipping agent;  Coach daily to Pt Pirie, no mention of a steamer  
1896   16-1-1896 James D Kinnane George Wauchope  Cave & Co, wheat merchants; Darling & Son, millers;  FH Flugge and Co, chaff store; Claridge and Sons, storekeepers; TB Marshall and Son, storekeepers; JJ Netting, chemist &druggist;  Post, Telegraph and Money Order Offices; Savings Bank, Registrar of Births and Deaths-Postmaster Herbert Cobb-also harbour master George Pennyfield Bible Christian, Rev WW Finch; C of E, Rev S J Bloyd. Manager, National Bank, WE Robinson John W. Blake, mounted constable and also clerk and bailiff of local court  H. Cobb-Harbour Master, Sub Collector of Customs 1896: First advertisements at bottom of directory pages                     Pop 300, houses 80;  Local court-clerk and bailiff, JW Blake. Limited jurisdiction , fourth Mon each month. Resident justices N Simons, TS Marshall, WC Mullighan; Institute secretary, Henry Waters; JJ Netting, chemist & druggist; 1 baker, 2 blacksmiths, 2 brickmakers, 1 builder, 1 coachpainter, 2 dairywomen, 1 dressmaker, 1 gulf pilot, 2 masons, 1 mail contractor, 1 machinist, 1 painter, 1 pound keeper, 1 shipping agent, 1 shoe maker, 4 teamsters;  Coach to Pt Pirie every day  
1897   James D Kinnane George Wauchope Adelaide SS Co agency; WH Smith & Sons, steamer agency; Cave & Co, wheat merchants; Dunn & Co, millers; Darling anad Son, millers; FH Flugge and Co, chaff store; Claridge and Sons; A E Trewartha; TB Marshall  and Son-storekeepers; A Cobb, baker and news agent; M Martins, greengrocer & boardinghouse;  JJ Netting, chemist & druggist  Post, Telegraph and Money Order Offices; Savings Bank, Registrar of Births and Deaths-Postmaster Herbert Cobb-also harbor master Alfred March HT Bible Christian Rev WF James; C of E vacant Manager, National Bank, WE Robinson John W. Blake, mounted constable and also clerk and bailiff of local court  H. Cobb-Harbour Master, Sub Collector of Customs 1897-Now advertisements at the top and bottom of all directory pages, including tobacco, alcohol, businesses and shops.  Pop 300, houses 80;  Local court-clerk and bailiff, JW Blake. Limited jurisdiction , fourth Mon each month. Resident justices N Simons, TS Marshall, WC Mullighan; Institute secretary, Henry Waters; 2 bakers, 1 blacksmith, 2 brickmakers, 1 builder, 3 butchers, 1 carpenter, 2 dairywomen, 1 dressmaker, 1 gulf pilot, 2 masons, 1 mail contactor, 1 machinist, 1 painter, 1 pound keeper, 1 saddler, 1 shoemaker, 4 teamsters; Coach to Pt Pirie every day (many mentioned do not have an occupation listed) Several shipping agents are listed but there is no regular steamer mentioned in S & M.  
1898   25-1-1898 Mrs Mary Annie White George Wauchope Adelaide SS Co agency; WH Smith & Sons, steamer agency; Cave & Co, wheat merchants; Darling & Son, millers; TB Marshall  and Son, storekeepers;  A Cobb, baker & newsagent; Alf Cobb, greengrocer;   A E Trewartha, storekeeper; Chas s Flint, chemist Post, Telegraph and Money Order Offices; Savings Bank, Registrar of Births and Deaths- Postmaster Herbert Cobb-also harbor master  Telephone facilities from    Oct 1899 announced Alfred March HT C of  E, Rev AS Dendy; Bible Christian, Rev JH Ashton Manager, National Bank, John Pellew M. C. John W. Blake, and also clerk and bailiff of local court to 26-3-1898         Frederick Geoge  Burton 24-3-1898  H. Cobb-Harbour Master, Sub Collector of Customs Pop 300, houses 80; Local court, JW Blake, fourth Mon in each month. Resident justices TS Marshall, WC Mulligan, GF Steinthal;  Institute secretary, Alfred Hooper; 1 baker, 1 blacksmith, 2 brickmakers, 1 builder, 2 butchers, 2 carpenters, 2 dairywomen, 1 dressmaker, 1 gulf pilot, 1 mason, 1 machinist, 1 pound keeper, 1 saddler, 1 shoemaker, 5 teamsters; Coach to Pt Pirie, steamship 'Investigator' every Monday, 'SS Dawn' every Friday  
1899   2-11-1899 Thomas White; 2-12-1899 Reginald Pigon, Elizabeth Pine 2-11-1899 Walter Brown Adelaide SS Co agency; WH Smith & Sons, steamer agency; B Barnes, refreshment rooms; Cave & Co, wheat merchants; J Darling & Son;  J Dunn and Co- millers; TB Marshall  and Son; Claridge & Sons; A E Trewartha- storekeepers; AE Cobb, baker & newsagent; Alf Cobb, greengrocer; M Martins, greengrocer & boardinghouse; Mrs Peddle, boardinghouse  Post, Telegraph and Money Order Offices; Savings Bank, Registrar of Births and Deaths-Postmaster Herbert Cobb-also harbor master Alfred March HT C of  E, Rev AS Dendy; Bible Christian, Rev RH Lee Manager, National Bank, John Pellew M. C. FG Burton, and also clerk and bailiff of local court  to 3-4-1899 (to Mt Gambier). M.C. John Opie 3-1899 H. Cobb-Harbour Master, Sub Collector of Customs Pop 300, houses 80; Local court, FG Burton, fourth Mon in each month; Resident justices WC Mulligan, GF Steinthal; Institute secretary, Peter Ness; 1 baker, 1 blacksmith, 1 brickmaker, 1 builder, 3 butchers, 1 carpenter, 2 dairywomen, 1 dressmaker, 1 gulf pilot, 1 mason, 1 machinist, 1 mail contractor, 1 pound keeper, 1 saddler, 1 shoemaker, 4 teamsters;   JWD Bain, physician; Coach to Pt Pirie, steamship 'Investigator' every Monday, 'SS Dawn' every Friday  
1900   22-3-1900 Reginald Pigou Walter Brown Adelaide SS Co agency; WH Smith & Sons, steamer agency; B Barnes, refreshment rooms; Cave & Co, wheat merchants; Darling & Son; J Dunn and Co- millers; Bell bros; W C Tostevin;  A E Trewartha-storekeepers; M Martins, greengrocer & boardinghouse; Alf Cobb, baker & fruiterer Post, Telegraph and Money Order Offices; Savings Bank, Registrar of Births and Deaths-Postmaster Herbert Cobb-also harbor master  Herman H Schrader C of  E, Rev AS Dendy; Bible Christian, Rev RH Lee Manager, National Bank, John Pellew John Opie H. Cobb-Harbour Master, Sub Collector of Customs Pop 300, houses, 80; Local court clerk and bailiff, John Opie, every 4th Mon in month ; Resident justices WC Mulligan, GF Steinthal; Institute secretary, Peter Ness; Dr JWD Bain, resident physician; 1 brickmaker, 1 builder, 3 butchers, 1 carpenter, 2 dairywomen, 1 dreassmaker, 1 gulf pilot, 1 mason, 1 machinist, 1 saddler, 4 teamsters;  Coach daily , steamship 'Investigator' every Monday,   
1901   Reginald Pigou;                        13-12-1901 Walter Brown 29-11-1901 George Lord Adelaide SS Co agency; B Barnes, refreshment rooms; Bell Bros;  W C Tostevin;  A E Trewartha-storekeepers; WR Cave & Co, wheat merchants; J. Darling & Son, millers; Adelaide Milling Co; Butter factory; Alf Cobb, butcher & baker; M Martins, greengrocer & boardinghouse Post, Telegraph and Money Order Offices; Savings Bank, Registrar of Births and Deaths-Postmaster Herbert Cobb-also harbor master Herman H Schrader C of E, vacant; Methodist, Rev WO North Manager, National Bank, John Pellew John Opie            James Fagg 1-11-1901 H. Cobb-Harbour Master, Sub Collector of Customs From 1901, format of S & Mc changes to 2 columns instead of details across whole page with 4 smaller columns for individual names.      Pop 300, houses, 80; Clerk and bailiff, John Opie, court every 4th Mon in month ; Resident justices WC Mulligan, GF Steinthal; Institute secretary, HH Schrader; Dr Bain resident surgeon; 1 baker, 3 butchers, 2 carpenters, 2 dairywomen, 1 dressmaker, 1 mason, 1 machinist, 1 saddler, 1 shoemaker, 3 teamsters; Butter Factory; Coach to Pt Pirie daily, steamship 'Investigator' every Monday  
1902   Walter Brown George Lord Adelaide SS Co agency; B Barnes, refreshment rooms; Bell Bros; W C Tostevin; A E Trewartha-storekeepers; WR Cave & Co, wheat merchants; J. Darling & Son, millers; Adelaide Milling Co; M Martens, greengrocer & boardinghouse  Post, Telegraph and Money Order Offices; Savings Bank, Registrar of Births and Deaths-Postmaster Herbert Cobb-also harbor master New School Teacher's residence erected at Pt Germein. Herman H Schrader HT   Manager, National Bank, John Pellew M.C. John Opie to 24-1-1902 ( to Pt Augusta)             James Fagg to 17-4-1902 ( to Port Pirie) Percy W. Clarke 22-1-1902 H. Cobb-Harbour Master, Sub Collector of Customs No directory located yet  
1903   Walter Brown                           18-12-1903 Henry Percy Sennett George Lord Adelaide SS Co agency; B Barnes, refreshment rooms; Bell Bros; W C Tostevin; A E Trewartha-storekeepers; Alf Cobb, baker & butcher;  WR Cave & Co, wheat merchants; J. Darling & Son, millers; Adelaide Milling Co; M Martens, greengrocer & boardinghouse  Post, Telegraph and Money Order Offices; Savings Bank, Registrar of Births and Deaths-Postmaster Herbert Cobb-also harbor master Herman H Schrader, HT Positions vacant Manager, National Bank, John Pellew M.C. PW Clark.  H. Cobb-Harbour Master, Sub Collector of Customs Pop, 367, houses 68; Clerk and bailiff of local court, PW Clark, every 4th Mon in month ; Resident justices WC Mulligan, GF Steinthal; Institute secretary, HH Schrader; 2 butchers, 2 carpenters, 2 dairywomen, 1 dressmaker,  1 mailcontractor, 1 machinist, 1 saddler, 1 shoemaker, 3 teamsters; Dr Bain, surgeon; Coach daily, steamship 'Investigator' every Monday   
1904   Walter Brown,     23-7-1904 John Levi Croft George Lord Adelaide SS Co agency; B Barnes, refreshment rooms; Bell Bros;  W C Tostevin; A E Trewartha-storekeepers; WR Richens; G Fuller- fruiterers; Cave & Co, wheat merchants; J. Darling & Son, millers; Butter Factory; Mrs Gray, boardinghouse  Post, Telegraph and Money Order Offices; Savings Bank, Registrar of Births and Deaths and electoral registrar-Postmaster Herbert Cobb-also harbor master Herman H Schrader, HT C of E, Bro Walter, evangelist; Methodist, Rev R Crump Manager, National Bank, John Pellew M.C. PW Clark,        George Aiston 5-1-04 to 26-4-04 ( to Adelaide) H. Cobb-Harbour Master, Sub Collector of Customs First mention of an electoral registrar and a registrar of births and deaths. Herbert Cobb, postmaster has all these roles for many years but later they are shared between postmasters/mistresses and local policemen. Pop, 300, houses 68; Clerk and bailiff of local court, PW Clark, every 4th Monday in month ; Resident justice,  WC Mullighan; Institute secretary, HH Schrader; 2 carpenters, 1 dairywoman, 1 dressmaker, 1 mason, 1 machinist, 1 saddler, 1 shoemaker, 3 teamsters; Dr S McBurnie; Coach daily, steamship 'Investigator' every Monday   
1905   John Levi Croft, 12-5-1905 Lester Horace Hogg George Lord Adelaide SS Co agency; B Barnes, refreshment rooms; WR Cave & Co, wheat merchants; Dally & March; W C Tostevin; A E Trewartha-storekeepers;  G Fuller, fruiterer; J. Darling & Son, millers; Butter Factory; Mrs Gray, boardinghouse Post, Telegraph and Money Order Offices; Savings Bank, Registrar of Births and Deaths-Postmaster Herbert Cobb-also harbor master Herman H Schrader, HT C of E, Methodist, Rev H Hartley Manager, National Bank, John Pellew M. C. PW Clark.       Ernest James Stratford Eyre 23-12-05 H. Cobb-Harbour Master, Sub Collector of Customs Pop, 300, houses, 68; Clerk and bailiff, local court, PW Clark, every 4th Monday in month ; Resident justice, WC Mullighan; Institue secretary, HH Schrader; 1 blacksmith, 2 carpenters, 1 dairywoman, 2 dressmakers, 1 mail contractor, 1 machinist, 1 mason, 1 mail contractor, 1 saddler, 1 shoemaker, 3 teamsters; Physician, Stuart MacBirnie;  Coach to Pt Pirie, steamer Mondays.  
1906   Lester Hogg          6-2-1906 Frank Jacka George Lord,       1-10-1906 Patrick Joseph Madigan Adelaide SS Co agency; B Barnes, refreshment rooms; WR Cave & Co, wheat merchants; Dally & March; W C Tostevin; A E Trewartha-storekeepers; G Fuller; W Richens-fruiterers; J. Darling & Son, millers; Butter Factory; Mrs Gray, boardinghouse Parcels Post, telegraph and Money Order Offices, Savings bank, Postmaster, Registrar of Births and Deaths, Electoral Registrar, Sub Collector of Customs,  W C Windscheid Herman H Schrader, HT C of E, Methodist, Rev H Hartley Manager, National Bank, John Pellew M.C. PW Clark.        Ernest James Stratford Eyre to 11-5-06 ( to Adelaide) Harbor Master, William Hoy; Assistant Harbour Master FGR Martens Pop, 300, houses, 68; Clerk and bailiff, PW Clark, court every 4th Mon in month ; Resident justicse, WC Mullighan, Alf Hooper; Institute secretary,  HH Schrader;  1 baker, 1 blacksmith, 2 carpenters, 1 dairywoman, 2 dressmakers, 1 mail contractor, 1 machinist, 1 saddler, 1 shoemaker, 3 teamsters;  J McLean, physician; Coach to Port Pirie, steamer Mondays;  
1907   Frank Jacka          13-6-1907 Mona Kinley                 28-8-1907 Henry William Lamb Patrick Joseph Madigan Adelaide SS Co agency; WR Cave & Co, wheat merchants; J Darling and Son, millers;  Dally & Marsh;  W C Tostevin-storekeepers; A E Trewartha, storekeeper and baker;  G Fuller; W Richens-fruiterers; Butter Factory; Mrs Gray, boardinghouse Parcels Post, telegraph and Money Order Offices; Savings Bank, Postmaster, Electoral registrar, sub collector of Customs,  W C Windscheid; Registrar of Births and Deaths, A P Cobb Herman H Schrader, HT; William H Stock Church of Eng; Meth, Rev Frank A French Manager, National Bank, John Pellew PW Clark, Mounted Constable to 20-6-1907 ( to Jamestown) William Pascoe Treloar  19-6-1907 Harbor Master, William Hoy; Assistant Harbour Master FGR Martens Pop:300, houses, 68; Clerk and bailiff, PW Clark, court  every 4th Mon in month; Resident justices, WC Mullighan, Alf Hooper;  Institute secretary, HH Schrader; 3 bakers, 2 blacksmiths, 1 butcher, 3 carpenters, 1 dairywoman, 2 dressmakers, 1 mail contractor, 1 machinist, 1 road overseer, 1 saddler, 1 shoemaker, 3 teamsters; Dr  J McLean, physician; Coach to Port Pirie, steamer Mondays   
1908    Henry William Lamb Patrick Joseph Madigan Adelaide SS Co agency; WR Cave & Co, wheat merchants;  J Darling and Son, millers;  J Dally & P Marsh; W C Tostevin- storekeepers;  A E Trewartha, storekeeper and baker;   G Fuller; W Richens-fruiterers; Butter Factory; Mrs Gray, boardinghouse Parcels Post, telegraph and Money Order Offices; Savings Bank, Postmaster, Registrar of Births and Deaths, Electoral Registrar, Sub Collector of Customs,  W C Windscheid  William H Stock C of E; Meth, Rev JPH Tilbrook New National Bank built, WS Adamson, Acting Manager M.C. WP Treloar,  Assistant Harbour Master. FGR Martens Pop:300, houses, 68; Clerk and bailiff, WP Treloar, court every 4th Mon in month; Resident justices, WC Mullighan, Alf Hooper; Institute secretary, HH Schrader;  2 bakers, 1 blacksmith, 1 butcher, 3 carpenters, 1 dairywoman, 2 dressmakers, 2 machinists, 1 road overseer, 1 saddler, 1 shoemaker, 3 teamsters; Dr  J McLean, physician; Coach to Port Pirie, steamer Mondays  
1909   Henry William Lamb                   30-12-1909 Michael John Timmens  13-2-09 Eliza Madigan                     10-9-1909 Ernest Bernard Amsberg Adelaide SS Co agency; WR Cave & Co, wheat merchants;  J Darling and Son, millers;  J Dally and Marsh; W C Tostevin, -storekeepers;  A E Trewartha, storekeeper and baker; G Fuller; W Richens-fruiterers; Butter Factory;  Mrs E  Gray; Miss Taylor-boardinghouse keepers Parcels Post, Telegraph and Money Order Offices; Savings Bank, Postmaster, Registrar of Births and Deaths, Electoral Registrar, Sub Collector of Customs,  W C Windscheid William H Stock C of E; Meth, Rev Rev JPH Tilbrook National Bank, WS Adamson, Acting Manager M.C. WP Treloar,  Harbour Master. L McPhee; Ass Harbour Master, FGR Martens Pop:300, houses, 68; Clerk and bailiff, WP Treloar, court every 4th Mon in month; Resident justices, WC Mullighan, Alf Hooper, W C Tostevin; Institute secretary, WH Stock; 2 bakers, 1 blacksmith, 1 butcher, 3 carpenters, 2 dairywomen, 1 dressmaker, 1 mail contractor, 1 road overseer, 1 saddler, 1 shoemaker, 1 stock director and auctioneer, 2 teamsters;  Coach to Port Pirie thence train to Adelaide, steamer Tuesdays;   
1910   MJ Timmens  Ernest Bernard Amsberg Adelaide SS Co agency; WR Cave & Co, wheat merchants;  J Darling and Son, millers;   J Dally; W C Tostevin-storekeepers A E Trewartha, storekeeper and baker;   G Fuller; W Richens-fruiterers; Butter Factory;  Mrs E  Gray; Miss Taylor-boardinghouse keepers; Hoar & Bowley, carpenters & builders Parcels Post, telegraph and Money Order Offices; Savings bank, Postmaster, Registrar of Births and Deaths, Electoral Registrar, Sub Collector of Customs,  W C Windscheid William H Stock C of E supplied; Meth, Rev Frederick Davis National Bank, WS Adamson,  Manager M.C. WP Treloar.  To 12-2-1920 -deceased James Pearce 25-2-10  P. Thornton 18-11-1920 Harbour Master. L McPhee; Ass Harbour Master, FGR Martens Pop:300, houses, 68; Clerk and bailiff, WP Treloar, court every 4th Mon in month; Resident justices, WC Mullighan, Alf Hooper, W C Tostevin;  Institute secretary, WH Stock; 3 bakers, 1 blacksmith, 1 butcher, 4 carpenters, 2 dairywomen, 1 dressmaker, 1 mail contractor, 1 machinist, 1 road overseer, 1 saddler, 1 shoemaker, 1 stock director and auctioneer, 3 teamsters, Dr C Boyd, physician;  Coach to Port Pirie, steamer Tuesdays  
1911   MJ Timmens  EB Amsberg       30-1-1911 Walter William Judd Adelaide SS Co agency; WR Cave & Co, wheat merchants;   J Darling and Son, millers; J Dally; W C Tostevin-storekeepers;  A E Trewartha, storekeeper and baker; W Richens, fruiterer;  Butter Factory;  Mrs E  Gray; Miss Taylor; Misses Northway-boardinghouse keepers; Hoar & Bowley, carpenters & builders Parcels Post, telegraph and Money Order Offices; Savings bank, Postmaster, Registrar of Births and Deaths, Electoral Registrar, Sub Collector of Customs,  W C Windscheid William H Stock C of E, supplied; Meth, Rev CE Williams; Church of Christ, G Wilson National Bank, WS Adamson,  Manager M. C. Jas Pearce, to 31-10-1911 (to Adelaide)        Lionel Carl Rudolph Von der Borch 31-10-11 Harbour Master. L McPhee; Ass Harbour Master, FGR Martens Pop:300, houses, 68; Clerk and bailiff of local court  Jas Pearce every 4th Mon in month; Resident justices, WC Mullighan, Alf Hooper, W C Tostevin; Institute secretary, WH Stock;  3 bakers, 1 blacksmith, 1 butcher, 3 carpenters, 2 dairywomen, 1 dressmaker, 1 engine driver, 1 mason, 1 machinist, 1 road overseer, 1 saddler, 1 shoemaker, 1 stock director & auctioneer, 3 teamsters, 1 tailor; Dr C Boyd, physician; Coach to Port Pirie, steamer Tuesdays  
1912   MJ Timmens  Walter William Judd Adelaide SS Co agency; WR Cave & Co, wheat merchants;  J Darling and Son, millers;   J Dally; W C Tostevin-storekeepers; A E Trewartha, storekeeper and baker;  W Richens, fruiterer; Butter Factory; Mrs E  Gray; Miss Taylor-boardinghouse keepers; Hoar & Bowley, carpenters & builders Parcels Post, Telegraph and Money Order Offices; Savings Bank, Postmaster, Registrar of Births and Deaths, Electoral Registrar, Sub Collector of Customs,  W C Windscheid  Patrick J Hynes, WH Stock, Eileen Raepple C of E, supplied; Meth, Rev CE Williams; Church of Christ, G Wilson National Bank, WS Adamson,  Manager LC Von der Borch to 18-5-12 (to Adelaide).       M.C.   Jas Pearce, 15-5-12  Harbour Master. L McPhee Population and housing not given; Clerk and bailiff of court, Jas Pearce every 4th Mon in month; Resident justices, WC Mullighan, Alf Hooper, W C Tostevin; Institute secretary, WH Stock:  3 bakers, 2 blacksmiths, 2 butchers, 3 carpenters, 2 dairywomen, 1 dressmaker, 1 engine driver, 2 masons, 1 machinist, 1 saddler, 1 shoemaker,  1 stock director & auctioneer, 1 teamster, 2 tailors, 2 wheelwrights; Coach to Port Pirie, steamer Tuesdays  
1913   MJ Timmens          6-1-1913 Mathew Dollard Walter William Judd                    13-5-1913   William Fletcher Adelaide SS Co agency; WR Cave & Co, wheat merchants; J Darling and Son, millers;  J Dally; W C Tostevin,-storekeepers; A E Trewartha, storekeeper and baker; Sami Duck, greengrocer;W Richens, fruiterer;  Butter Factory; Hoar & Bowley, carpenters & builders  Parcels Post, Telegraph and Money orders, (no mention of savings bank) Postmaster,  Frank H Woods;   Registrar of Births and Deaths, Electoral Registrar,  W C Windscheid Wm H Stock HT, James M Stewart, Gertrude Jordan          Headmaster of public school included in town overview for first time C of E-supplied; Methodist, Rev J Harris; Church of Christ, G Wilson National Bank, WS Adamson,  Manager M.C. Jas Pearce,  Harbour Master, sub collector of customs. L McPhee Population given for district council from now on, not for town;  Public school headmaster included in top overview of town; Clerk and bailiff, LCR Von Derborch, court  every 4th Mon in month ; Resident justices, WC Mullighan, Alf Hooper, W C Tostevin; Institute secretary, LJ Roper; 3 bakers, 2 blacksmiths, 2 butchers, 3 carpenters, 2 dairywomen, 1 dressmaker, 1 mason, 1 machinist, 1 saddler, 1 shoemaker, 1 auctioneer, 2 teamsters, 2 wheelwrights;  Coach to Port Pirie, steamer Tuesdays  
1914   Mathew Dollard William Fletcher  22-5-1914  William EJ Sharp Adelaide SS Co agency; WR Cave & Co, wheat merchants; J Darling and Son, millers;  W C Tostevin;  J Dally- storekeepers;  A E Trewartha, storekeeper and baker;  W Richens, fruiterer; Butter Factory; Hoar & Bowley, carpenters & builders Parcels Post, Telegraph and Money orders, Comm Savings Bank,  Postmaster, Electoral Registrar, Registrar of Births and Deaths, Sub Collector of Customs,  FH Woods   C Of E-supplied; Methodist, Rev J Harris; Church of Christ, G Wilson National Bank, WS Adamson,  Manager Jas Pearce to        20-8-1914  (to Bordertown).       Percy Alexander  Henry Colbey     17-8-14  Harbour Master, L. McPhee Clerk and bailiff, Jas Pearce, court  every 4th Mon in month; Resident justices, WC Mullighan, Alf Hooper, W C Tostevin; Institute secretary LJ Roper; 13 farmers listed as near Pt Germein;  2 bakers, 1 blacksmith, 2 butchers, 2 carpenters, 2 dairywomen, 1 dressmaker, 1 mason, 1 machinist, 1 saddler, 1 shoemaker, 1 stockdirector and auctioneer, 2 teamsters, 1 wheelwright;  Coach to Port Pirie, steamer Mondays  
1915   Mathew Dollard William EJ Sharp      James M Stewart, Gertrude Jordan     PAH  Colbey   No directory located yet  
1916   Mathew Dollard   20-6-1916 Adolph William Heise William EJ Sharp     James M Stewart     PAH  Colbey   No directory located yet  
1917   AW Heise William EJ Sharp     Sydney HG Nancarrow     PAH Colbey   No directory located yet  
1918   AW Heise William EJ Sharp Adelaide SS Co Ltd; WR Cave & Co, wheat merchants; J Darling & Son, millers;  J Dalley, storekeeper; A E Trewartha, storekeeper and baker; W Richens, fruiterer Parcels Post. Telegraph, Telephone and Money Order, Comm Savings  Bank, Postmistress, D L Matheson; Registrar of Births and Deaths, Electoral Registrar, PAH Colbey Sydney HG Nancarrow C of E and RC, supplied; Methodist, Rev H Lambert Savings, State,         J Dally PAH Colbey, Mounted Constable Harbour Master, L. McPhee Clerk and bailiff, PAH Colbey, court 4th Mon in each month ; Resident justices, WC Mullighan, L McPhee; Institute secretary, SHG Nancarrow; 11 farmers near Pt Germein, separate listing; 1 baker, 1 blacksmith, 1 butcher, 2 carpenters, 2 dairywomen, 1 dressmaker, 1 machinist, 1 shoemaker, 1 stock director & auctioneer, 1 teamster, 1 wheelwright; Coach to Port Pirie   
1919   AW Heise             2-9-1919 Stephen James Simpson William EJ Sharp Adelaide SS Co Ltd; J Darling and Son, millers; J Dally, storekeeper; A E Trewartha, storekeeper and baker; Harvey Hammond; W Richens-fruiterers Parcels Post. Telegraph, Telephone and Money Order, Comm Savings  Bank, Postmistress, D L Matheson; Registrar of Births and Deaths, Electoral Registrar, PAH Colbey Sydney HG Nancarrow C of E and RC, supplied; Methodist, Rev H Lambert Savings, State,         J Dally PAH Colbey          to 24-6-1919 (to Port Broughton)                  Otto Koch           20-6-19 to 29-11-19        (to Salisbury) John Patrick Kain  29-11-1919 Harbour Master, L. McPhee  Clerk and bailiff, PAH Colbey, court 4th Mon in each month ; Resident justices, WC Mullighan, L McPhee; Institute secretary, SHG Nancarrow; 6 farmers listed as near Pt Germein;  2 bakers, 2 blacksmiths, 1 butcher, 2 carpenters, 2 dairywomen, 1 dressmaker, 1 mason, 1 machinist, 1 saddler, 1 shoemaker, 1 teamster, 1 wheelwright;  Coach to Port Pirie   
1920   SJ Simpson                         7-7-1920 William A Fitzgerald William EJ Sharp Adelaide SS Co Ltd agency;  J Darling and Son, millers;  J Dally, storekeeper,A E Trewartha, storekeeper and baker; H Hammond;  W Richens- fruiterers Parcels Post. Telegraph, Telephone and Money Order, Comm Bank, Postmistress, D L Matheson;  Registrar of Births and Deaths, Electoral Registrar, O Koch Thomas H Bateman C of E and RC, supplied; Methodist, Rev H Lambert Savings, State,         J Dally JP Kain to 24-11-1920, dismissed.  Peter Thornton 18-11-1920 Harbour Master, L. McPhee Clerk and bailiff, O Koch, 4th Mon in each month ; Resident justices, WC Mullighan, L McPhee; Institute secretary, SHG Nancarrow;  4 farmers listed as near Pt Germein; 1 baker, 2 blacksmiths, 1 butcher, 2 carpenters, 2 dairywomen, 1 dressmaker, 1 engine driver, 1 engineer, 1 mason, 1 machinist, 1 saddler, 1 shoemaker, 1 teamster, 1 wheelwright; Coach to Port Pirie  
1921   William A Fitzgerald             23-6-1921 Robert F Partridge William EJ Sharp Adelaide SS Co Ltd agency;  J Darling & Son, millers; J Dalley, storekeeper; A E Trewartha, storekeeper and baker; H Hammond;  W Richens- fruiterers Parcels Post. Telegraph, Telephone and Money Order, Comm Bank, Postmistress, D L Matheson; Electoral Registrar, JP Kain;  Registrar of Births and Deaths, O Koch Thomas Bateman C of E and RC, supplied; Methodist, Rev H Lambert Savings, State,         J Dally Peter Thornton Harbour Master, L. McPhee Clerk and bailiff, JP Kain, 4th Mon in each month ; Resident justices, WC Mullighan, L McPhee;  Institute secretary, TH Bateman; 4 farmers listed near Pt Germein; 1 baker, 3 blacksmiths, 1 butcher, 2 carpenters, 2 dairywomen, 1 dressmaker, 1 engine driver, 1 engineer, 1 mason, 1 machinist, 1 shoemaker, 1 teamster, 1 wheelwright (last mention);  Coach to Port Pirie  
1922   Robert F Partridge; 20-3-1922 Mrs Augusta Fuller William EJ Sharp;  23-12-1922 Charles Fairey Adelaide SS Co Ltd agency; J Darling & Son, millers; J Dalley, storekeeper; A E Trewartha, storekeeper and baker; H Hammond;  W Richens- fruiterers; SA Farmers' Co-op Parcels Post. Telegraph, Telephone and Money Order, Comm Bank, Postmistress, D L Matheson; Electoral Registrar, JP Kain;  Registrar of Births and Deaths, O Koch Thomas Bateman C of E and RC, supplied; Methodist, Rev HJ Martin Savings, State,         J Dally Peter Thornton, Constable Harbour Master, L. McPhee Clerk and bailiff,  P Thornton, first Tues after first Mon  in each month; Resident justices, WC Mullighan, L McPhee; Institute secretary, TH Bateman; 4 farmers listed near Pt Germein; 1 baker, 3 blacksmiths, 1 butcher, 2 carpenters, 2 dairywomen, 1 dressmaker, 1 engine driver, 1 engineer, 1 mason, 1 machinist, 1 shoemaker, 1 teamster;  Coach to Port Pirie  
1923   Mrs Augusta Fuller Charles Fairey    13-9-1923  Timothy D Pillion Adelaide SS Co Ltd agency;  J Darling and Son, millers;  J Dally, storekeeper and savings bank; Leo Griffen, baker and storekeeper; Harvey Hammond; H Richens-fruiterers; W Richens, storekeeper; SA Farmers' Co-op Parcels Post. Telegraph, Telephone and Money Order, Comm Savings Bank, Postmistress, D L Matheson; Electoral Registrar, P Thornton Thomas Bateman C of E, RC-supplied; Methodist, HS Atkin Savings, State,         J Dally Peter Thornton, Constable Harbour Master, L. McPhee No mention of court; Resident justices, WC Mullighan, L McPhee; Institute secretary, TH Bateman; 1 baker, 2 blacksmiths, 1 butcher, 3 carpenters, 1dairyman, 1 dressmaker, 1 mason, 1 machinist, 1 shoemaker, 1 teamster, 1 caretaker, reservoir (first mention); Transport to Adelaide- Coach (16 miles)  to Port Pirie thence train daily  
1924   Mrs Augusta Fuller Timothy  D Pillion Adelaide SS Co Ltd agency;  J Darling and Son, millers;  J Dally, storekeeper and Savings Bank; WG Richardson, baker and storekeeper;  W Richens, storekeeper;  Harvey Hammond; H Richens-fruiterers; SA Farmers' Co-op Parcels Post. Telegraph, Telephone and Money Order, Comm Savings Bank, Postmistress, D L Matheson; Electoral Registrar, P Thornton Thomas Bateman C of E, RC-supplied; Methodist, HS Atkin Savings, State,         J Dally Peter Thornton, to 25-6-1924 (to Clarendon) W. Robinson23-1-1924-3-5-1924    Arnold Edgar Mertin 13-5-1924 Harbour Master, L. McPhee Resident justices, WC Mullighan, L McPhee; Institute secretary, A Trestrail;  2 bakers, 2 blacksmiths, 2 butchers, 3 carpenters, 1dairyman, 1 dressmaker, 1 mason, 1 machinist, 1 shoemaker, 1 teamster, 1 caretaker, reservoir;  Motor (first mention of motor as opposed to coach) to Port Pirie thence train daily  
1925   Mrs Augusta Fuller 8-4-1925 John Laver, Mary E Laver; 11-6-1925 John Laver Timothy  D Pillion 24-9-1925 Mrs Mildred Hawke Adelaide SS Co Ltd agency; J Darling and Son, millers; J Dally, storekeeper and Savings Bank;  Harvey Hammond;  H Richens-fruiterers; W Richens, storekeeper; SA Farmers' Co-op Parcels Post. Telegraph, Telephone and Money Order, Comm Savings Bank, Postmistress, D L Matheson; Electoral Registrar, A E Mertin Thomas Bateman C of E, RC-supplied; Methodist, Rev J Nancarrow Savings, State,         J Dally AE Mertin, constable Harbour Master, L. McPhee Resident justices, WC Mullighan, L McPhee; Institute secretary, A Trestrail;  3 bakers, 2 blacksmiths, 2 butchers, 3 carpenters, 1dairyman, 1 dressmaker, 1 mason, 1 mail driver, 1 machinist, 1 shoemaker, 1 teamster,  1 caretaker, reservoir;  Motor  to Port Pirie thence train daily  
1926   John Laver Early 1926 Mildred C. Williams (re married?)   22-7-1926  Walter  Dobson Adelaide SS Co Ltd agency;  J Darling and Son, millers;  J Dally, storekeeper and Savings Bank; W Richens, storekeeper; Harvey Hammond;  H Richens-fruiterers;  SA Farmers' Co-op Parcels Post. Telegraph, Telephone and Money Order, Comm Savings Bank, Postmistress, D L Matheson; Electoral Registrar, A E Mertin Thomas Bateman, WR Burman C of E, RC-supplied; Methodist, Rev J Nancarrow Savings, State,         J Dally A E Mertin, Constable Harbour Master, L. McPhee Resident justice,  L McPhee; Institute secretary, CF Mitchell;  2 bakers, 1 blacksmith, 2 butchers, 3 carpenters, 1 dairyman, 1 mason, 1 mail driver, 1 shoemaker, 1 teamster; Motor  to Port Pirie thence train daily  
1927 J Laver built the Palais de Danse on the foreshore J Laver W.E. Dobson Adelaide SS Co Ltd agency; J Darling and Son, millers;  W Richens; A Smith- storekeepers; T Miller, Motor Garage (ex dairyman); SA Farmers' Co-op Parcels Post. Telegraph, Telephone and Money Order, Comm Savings Bank, Postmistress, D L Matheson; Electoral Registrar, A E Mertin  WR Burman Matthew Riddell C of E, RC-supplied; Methodist, Rev WH Lomman Savings SA              A Smith-J  Dally inheader but he is not in the list of residents A E Mertin, Constable Harbour Master, L. McPhee Many people are listed without occupations; Resident justice,  L McPhee; Institute secretary, CF Mitchell;  2 bakers, 1 blacksmith, 2 butchers, 3 carpenters, 1 mason, 1 mail driver, 1 shoemaker, 1 teamster,  1 caretaker, reservoir; Motor  to Port Pirie thence train daily  
1928 J. Laver J Laver                13-2-1928 Henry  Franks W E Dobson      14-6-1928 Ellen  Metcalf Adelaide SS Co Ltd agency; J Darling and Son, millers;  W Richens;  A Smith-storekeeper; H Richens, fruiterer; T Miller, Motor Garage; SA Farmers' Co-op Parcels Post. Telegraph, Telephone and Money Order Offices, Comm Savings Bank, Postmistress, L E Chance; Electoral Registrar, A E Mertin M. Riddell R Parkes C of E, RC-supplied; Methodist, Rev WH Lomman Savings SA              A Smith A E Mertin, Constable Harbour Master, L. McPhee; Bad damage to jetty on 2-10-1928 in gale Resident justice,  L McPhee; Institute secretary, CF Mitchell;  1 blacksmith, 2 butchers, 3 carpenters, 1 mason, 1 mail contractor, 1 mail driver, 1 shoemaker, 1 teamster, 1 caretaker of  reservoir; Motor  to Port Pirie thence train daily  
1929* J Laver-the Palais is listed in the top section of S & Mc for the first time  Henry  Franks      2-3-1929 Arthur M Habib                    6-3-1929 Bertley George Taylor, Mary Catherine Taylor;                 19-12-1929 Mrs Thelma Eastwood EV Metcalf Adelaide SS Co Ltd agency; J Darling and Son, millers;  W Richens;  A Smith; G Mullighan-storekeepers;   E R Clutterham, baker and store keeper; H Richens, fruiterer; G Richter, greengrocer; T Miller, Motor Garage; SA Farmers' Co-op Parcels Post. Telegraph, Telephone and Money Order Offices, Comm Savings Bank, Postmistress, Miss E M Bryden; Electoral Registrar, A E Mertin R Parkes C of E, RC-supplied; Methodist, Rev WH Lomman Savings SA              A Smith A E Mertin, Constable to 18-7-1929 (to Hawker) John Kinch 15-7-1929 Harbour Master, L. McPhee Palais de Danse listed in top overview of town for the first time; Population, 229; Resident justices,  L McPhee, G Keley, WC Mullighan; Institute secretary, CF Mitchell; 1 baker, 1 blacksmith, 2 butchers, 3 carpenters, 1 mason, 1 mail contractor, 1 mail driver, 1 caretaker of reservoir;  Motor  to Port Pirie thence train daily  
1930 J. Laver -the Palais is listed in the top section of S & Mc Mrs Thelma Eastwood             20-6-1930 Arthur M Habib E V Metcalf           28-5-1930  Adnar Basheer              26-11-1930  Ernest Andrew Cousin Adelaide SS Co Ltd agency;  J Darling and Son, millers;  E R Clutterham, baker and store keeper; W Richens;  A Smith; G Mullighan-storekeepers;  H Richens, fruiterer; T Miller, Motor Garage; SA Farmers' Co-op Parcels Post. Telegraph, Telephone and Money Order Offices, Comm Savings Bank, Postmistress, Miss E M Bryden; Electoral Registrar, A E Mertin/J Kinch R Parkes C of E, RC-supplied; Methodist, Rev FH Dodd Savings SA              A Smith  J Kinch,    Constable  Harbour Master, L. McPhee Population, 229 changes to just for the town once again; Resident justices,  L McPhee, G Keley;  Institute Secretary, CF Mitchell;  1 baker, 1 blacksmith, 2 butchers, 3 carpenters, 1 mason, 1 mail contractor, 1 mail driver, 1 caretaker of  reservoir; Motor  to Port Pirie thence train daily  
1931 J Ward-the Palais is listed in the top section of S & Mc Arthur M Habib  10-10-1931 Laurence William Kennedy  Ernest Andrew Cousin               26-8-1931Mrs Mabel May Fairey Adelaide SS Co Ltd agency;  J Darling and Son, millers; W H Brine, butcher, fruiterer and tea rooms; E R Clutterham, baker and storekeeper; A Smith; G Mullighan-storekeepers; T Miller,  Motor Garage;  SA Farmers' Co-op Parcels Post. Telegraph, Telephone and Money Order Offices, Comm Savings Bank, Postmistress, Miss E M Bryden; Electoral Registrar,  J Kinch R Parkes C of E, RC-supplied; Methodist, Rev FH Dodd Savings SA              A Smith  J Kinch, Constable, Assistant Registrar of Births  and Deaths Harbour Master, L. McPhee  Population, 229; Resident justices,  L McPhee, G Keley;  Institute Secretary, CF Mitchell; 1 baker, 1 blacksmith, 2 butchers, 3 carpenters, 1 mason, 1 mail contractor, 1 mail driver,  1 motor mechanic (new), 1 caretaker of  reservoir;  Motor  to Port Pirie thence train daily  
1932 Messrs Moyle to 1/8/32                the Palais is listed in the top section of S & Mc to J Ward Laurence William Kennedy               6-12-1932 Charles Kenneth Fairey Mrs Mabel May Fairey Adelaide SS Co Ltd agency; J Darling and Son, millers; W H Brine, butcher, fruiterer and tea rooms; E R Clutterham, baker and storekeeper;   A Smith, storekeeper; G Mullighan, blacksmith and storekeeper; A J Stracke, Refreshment Rooms;  T Miller, Motor Garage; SA Farmers' Co-op Parcels Post. Telegraph, Telephone and Money Order Offices, Comm Savings Bank, Postmistress, Miss E M Bryden R Parkes C of E, RC-supplied; Methodist, Rev F Silwood Savings Bank of SA  J Kinch, Constable, Assistant Registrar of Births  and Deaths Harbour Master, L. McPhee; District financed dredging of jetty berths.  Population, 229; Resident Justice, L. McPhee; Institute Secretary, CF Mitchell; 1 baker, 2 butchers, 5 carpenters, 1 mason, 1 mail driver, 1 mail contractor, 1 motor mechanic; Motor  to Port Pirie thence train daily  
1933 C F Mitchell Charles Kenneth Fairey                     L W Kennelly; Early 1933 closed as hotel 1-3-1933 Adolf V Flecker Adelaide SS Co Ltd agency; J Darling and Son, millers; W H Brine, butcher, fruiterer and tea rooms; E R Clutterham, baker and storekeeper;  G Mullighan, blacksmith and storekeeper; A J Stracke, refreshment rooms;  T Miller, Motor Garage; E M Flugge, Garage and Service Station; SA Farmers' Co-op Parcels Post. Telegraph, Telephone and Money Order Offices, Comm Savings Bank, Postmistress, Miss E M Bryden R Parkes C of E, RC-supplied; Methodist, Rev F Silwood Savings Bank of SA  J Kinch, Constable, Assistant Registrar of Births  and Deaths Harbour Master, L. McPhee  Population, 229; Resident Justices, L. McPhee, WJ Seymour, WJ MacDougall; Institute Secretary, CF Mitchell; 1 baker, 1 blacksmith, 1 butcher, 4 carpenters, 2 masons, 1 mail driver, 1 mail contractor, 1 motor mechanic; Motor  to Port Pirie thence train daily; 19 phone lines connected  
1934 C & C Mitchell   AV Flecker Adelaide SS Co Ltd agency;  J Darling and Son, millers; W H Brine, butcher, fruiterer and tea rooms; E R Clutterham, baker and storekeeper;  G Mullighan, storekeeper and blacksmith; T Miller, Motor Garage; Mrs MM Fairey, boardinghouse keeper; SA Farmers' Co-op Parcels Post. Telegraph, Telephone and Money Order Offices, Comm Savings Bank, Postmistress, Miss E M Bryden R Parkes C of E, RC-supplied; Methodist, Rev R Plowes Savings Bank of SA,  J. Dally, Agent J. Kinch, Constable Harbour Master, L. McPhee; Seas dislodged the decking on whole jetty. Reduced info at the top of the town entries-no details re resident justices, hotels, institute secretary or registrars; Information is on 5 topics: district, postal facilities, places of worship, banks and communication with Adelaide only; 1 baker, 1 blacksmith, 1 butcher, 4 carpenters, 1 mason, 1 mail driver, 1 mail contractor, 1 motor mechanic; Communication with Adelaide-To Pt Pirie, thence train  
1935 C & C Mitchell Mrs E Clark, flats   24-4-1935 Mrs Mabel May Fairey Adelaide SS Co Ltd agency; J Darling and Son, millers;  W H Brine, butcher; E R Clutterham, baker;  G Mullighan, storekeeper and blacksmith; KV Hayes, restaurant; T Miller, Motor Garage; Prests ltd; SA Farmers' Co-op Parcels Post. Telegraph, Telephone and Money Order Offices, Comm Savings Bank, Postmistress, Miss E M Bryden R Parkes C of E, RC-supplied; Methodist, Rev FC Greig Savings Bank of SA,  J. Dally, Agent J. Kinch, Constable to 13-3-1935 (to Melrose) Philip Arnold Grow 12-3-1935 Harbour Master, L. McPhee; Seas dislodged the decking on whole jetty. Prests' No 9 NDCS (non delivery cash store) opened in Mr W A Clark's premises.1 baker, 1 blacksmith, 1 butcher, 4 carpenters, 1 mason1 mail driver, 2 motor mechanics;  Communication with Adelaide-To Pt Pirie, thence train or bus to Red Hill.   
1936 C & C Mitchell    Mrs Mabel May Fairey Adelaide SS Co Ltd agency;  Parcels Post. Telegraph, Telephone and Money Order Offices, Comm Savings Bank, Postmistress, Miss E M Bryden R Parkes C of E, RC-supplied; Methodist, Rev FC Greig Savings Bank of SA,  J. Dally, Agent PA Grow Harbour Master, L. McPhee Communication with Adelaide-To Pt Pirie, thence train or bus to Red Hill No copy of directory page at the moment.  
1937 C & C Mitchell Mrs E Clark flats A V Flecker Adelaide SS Co Ltd agency; J Darling and Son, millers; W H Brine, butcher; E R Clutterham, baker; H A &W Goode, storekeepers;  T Miller, Motor Garage; R Rogers, Motor Garage; Prests Ltd; SA Farmers' Co-op Parcels Post. Telegraph, Telephone and Money Order Offices, Comm Savings Bank, Postmistress, Miss E M Bryden R Parkes C of E, RC-supplied; Methodist, Rev FC Greig Savings Bank of SA,  J. Dally, Agent P H Grow, Constable Harbour Master, L. McPhee    No. 9 NDCS store, Pt Germein closed. Business combined with Prests Ltd's Pt Germein branch managed by Mr Dally. 2 bakers, 1 butcher, 4 carpenters, 1 motor mechanic;  Communication with Adelaide-To Pt Pirie, thence train or bus to Red Hill.    
1938 C & C Mitchell Mrs E Clark flats 10-4-1938 Cyril Drew Lihou Adelaide SS Co Ltd agency;  J Darling and Son, millers; ER Clutterham, baker; HA & W Goode, storekeepers; T Miller, Motor Garage; R Rogers, Motor Garage; Prests Ltd; SA Farmers' Co-op Parcels Post. Telegraph, Telephone and Money Order Offices, Comm Savings Bank, Postmistress, Miss E M Bryden R Parkes C of E, RC-supplied; Methodist, Rev J McTier Savings Bank of SA,  J. Dally, Agent P H Grow, Constable Harbour Master, L. McPhee 1 baker, 1 butcher, 4 carpenters, 1 mail driver, 2 mechanics, 1 shoemaker; Communication with Adelaide-train  
1939 C & C Mitchell Mrs E Clark, Pier  Flats (phonebook) Cyril Drew Lihou Adelaide SS Co Ltd;  J Darling and Son, millers; ER Clutterham, baker; S Eddy storekeeper and baker;  A Magaris, greengrocer; T Miller, Motor Garage; R Rogers, Motor Garage; Prests Ltd; SA Farmers' Co-op  Parcels Post. Telegraph, Telephone and Money Order Offices, Comm Savings Bank, Postmistress, Miss E M Bryden R Parkes, Fred Page, Flora Archer                  Att 56.7 C of E, RC-supplied; Methodist, Rev J McTier Savings Bank of SA,  J. Dally, Agent P H Grow, Constable Archibald Russell was the last big sailing ship to load at Pt Germein. 2 bakers, 4 carpenters, 1 mail driver, 2 motor mechanics, 1 shoemaker, most others are laborers, farmers or not listed. Communication with Adelaide-train; 18 phonelines connected  
1940 Mr Shaw Mrs E Clark, Pier  Flats (phonebook) Cyril Drew Lihou Adelaide SS Co Ltd;  J Darling and Son, millers;  ER Clutterham, baker;  S Eddy storekeeper and baker;  A Magaris, greengrocer; T Miller, Motor Garage; R Rogers, Motor Garage; Prests Ltd; SA Farmers' Co-op  Parcels Post. Telegraph, Telephone and Money Order Offices, Comm Savings Bank, Postmistress, Miss E M Bryden R Parkes, Fred Page C of E, RC-supplied; Methodist, Rev Gc Dunn Savings Bank of SA,  J. Dally, Agent P H Grow, Constable to 27-7-1940 (to Brinkworth)   William James Stokes 25-7-1940   2 bakers, 1 butcher, 3 carpenters, 1 mail driver, 2 mechanics; Communication with Adelaide-train; 18 phones connected.  
1941 Mr Shaw Mrs E Clark flats Cyril Drew Lihou Adelaide SS Co Ltd; J Darling and Son Ltd;  J Dally, storekeeper; S Eddy storekeeper and baker; A Magaris, greengrocer;  Prests Ltd; FC Blieschke, garage; SA Farmers' Co-op Union Postmistress, Miss E M Bryden Pt Germein school remodelled. Fred Page C of E, RC-supplied; Methodist, Rev Gc Dunn Savings Bank of SA,  J. Dally, Agent WJ Stokes, Constable   No introductory comments about the town included in Sands and Mcdougall guides from now on-just the distance from Adelaide and  a list of names with some occupations or businesses included. Most are farmers or unlisted re occupation-1 baker, 3 carpenters, 1 mail driver, 2 mechanics.  
1942 C & C Mitchell to 31/10/42   Cyril Drew Lihou Adelaide SS Co Ltd;   J Darling and Son;  J Dally, storekeeper; S Eddy storekeeper and baker; Prests Ltd storekeepers; SA Farmers' Co-op Union Postmistress, Miss E M Bryden Fred E Page, Miss F Archer C of E, RC-supplied; Methodist, Rev Gc Dunn Savings Bank of SA,  J. Dally, Agent WJ Stokes, Constable   Very few ocupations listed apart from farmer and laborer, but those who are include 1 baker, 2 carpenters, 1 motor mechanic, apart from all the storekeepers and several unspecified agents. The setting out has gone form 4 columns with spaces between to 4 columns per page of equal width sepoarated by lines.   
1943 Mrs Grantham   Cyril Drew Lihou 1 baker Postmistress, Miss E M Bryden Fred Page     WJ Stokes, Constable   No directory located as yet  
1944     Cyril Drew Lihou Adelaide SS Co Ltd;   J Darling and Son Ltd;  J Dally, storekeeper; S Eddy, storekeeper & baker; Ottaway Bros Garage; Prests Ltd storekeepers;     s AD Carter, garage; SA Farmers' Co-op Postmistress, Miss E M Bryden Fred Page C of E   WJ Stokes, Constable   The directory is labelled 1944-1945 probably because of the second world war. Farmers are listed together with shops, hotels and other businesses only-1 baker, 3 carpenters; 17 phones connected;    
1945     16-4-1945 Ronald Stanley Edson Halliday Adelaide SS Co Ltd; J Darling and Son Ltd;  J Dally, storekeeper; S Eddy, storekeeper & baker; Ottaway Bros Garage; Prests Ltd;  AD Carter, garage;  SA Farmers' Co-op Postmistress, Miss E M Bryden School bus service started to transport children from Baroota to Germein. Fred Page HT C of E; Methodist Ch   WJ Stokes, Constable   1 baker and 3 carpenters listed together with 20 farmers, 7 laborers, 1 grazier, 1 agent and 32 people with no specified occupation. Others include teachers, storekeepesr etc  
1946 Mrs Grantham    Ronald Stanley Edson Halliday Adelaide SS Co Ltd; J Darling and Son Ltd;  J Dally, storekeeper; Ottaway Bros Garage; Prests Ltd storekeepers;  SA Farmers' Co-op Postmistress, Miss E M Bryden Fred Page              Betty Phillips                    Att 59.4 C of E; Methodist Ch   WJ Stokes, Constable to 8-7-1946 (to Mannum)    CB  Giffen 5-7-1946    1 baker, 3 carpenters listed; 20 phones connected  
1947 Mrs Grantham   28-11-1947  Ronald Stanley Edson Halliday and Laurel Alice Sims  J Darling and Son;  J Dally, storekeeper; Ottaway Bros Garage; Prests Ltd storekeepers; SA Farmers' Co-op;  Postmistress, Miss E Bryden According to a Sunday Mail article, Mr Prettyjohn became postmaster in Sept 1947 Fred Page             Nancy J Michael           Att 67.7 C of E; Methodist Ch   Constable C. B. Giffen   3 carpenters, 1 fettler in occupations. Adelaide Steamship Company no longer mentioned in the town directory. 24 phones connected  
1948 Mr O R Stringer   19-7-1948 Albert Gordon Wissell and Hazel Mary Wissell  J Darling and Son;  J Dally, storekeeper;      JG  & HE Ottaway; Prests Ltd storekeepers; SA Farmers' Co-op Postmistress, Miss E M Bryden Fred Page; Relieving N Lowe C of E; Methodist Ch   Constable C. B. Giffen      
1949 Mr O R Stringer   Albert Gordon Wissell and Hazel Mary Wissell  J Darling and Son;  J Dally, storekeeper; JG  & HE Ottaway; Prests Ltd storekeepers; SA Farmers' Co-op Postmistress, Miss E M Bryden WL Hender           Eulie Dunn                      Att 63.7 C of E; Methodist Ch   Constable C. B. Giffen   By now, other records suggest that the directory is about 2 years out of date-the publicans and teachers, for example.  
1950 Mr O R Stringer   Albert Gordon Wissell and Hazel Mary Wissell  J Dally, storekeeper; JG  & HE Ottaway; Prests Ltd storekeepers FH Prettejohn, postmaster WL Hender C of E; Methodist Ch   Constable C. B. Giffen   J Darling and Son is no longer recorded in the directory  for Port Germein after 63 years-began in 1886. SA Farmers' Co-Op no longer listed either  
1951 Mr O R Stringer to  31/10/51     Mrs  D A  White JH and DA White, Kia Ora Flats AG Wissell & HM Wissell              20-7-1951 Allan Leslie Kitto and Dulcie Beryl Kitto  Ottaway Bros Garage; Prests Ltd storekeepers; HA Wegner, storekeeper and carrier E.K. Mitchell, postmaster WL Hender C of E; Methodist Ch   Constable Griffen transferred to Terowie 1-6-1951; Kenneth Harrold  Lamshed of Pt Pirie to PG 30-5-1951   31 phones connected  
1952 Mrs D A White  to about 6/52, D P Watson & J M Blackwell   Allan Leslie Kitto and Dulcie Beryl Kitto Ottaway Bros Garage; Prests Ltd storekeepers E.K. Mitchell, postmaster Additional wooden classroom erected at PG. WL Hender HT C of E; Methodist Ch   KH Lamshed, Constable   There were sure to be more shops in the town as Prests did not sell groceries, but they are not listed in S & Mc. The Palais could have sold groceries but they were struggling too at this stage, it would seem, from the amount of subletting going on  
1953 D P Watson & J M Blackwell   26-1-1953 William Anthony Hewitt Little, Ella Patricia Little, Mona Joan Patterson  Ottaway Bros Garage; Prests Ltd storekeepers EK Mitchell, postmaster WL Hender C of E; Methodist Ch   KH Lamshed, Constable to 23-10-1953 (to Glanville)     Lloyd Gore 20-10-1953 Jetty damaged in severe storm on May 18th.    
1954 D P Watson & J M Blackwell  sublet to Mrs D Matthews 1/10/54   WAH Little, EP  Little, MJ Patterson OM Nichols, storekeeper; Ottaway Bros Garage; Prests Ltd storekeepers EK Mitchell, postmaster WL Hender C of E; Methodist Ch, Rev EA Deutscher   Constable L Gore from Gawler Townspeople fight to keep jetty. Setting out of directory changes to 6 columns per page, as opposed to previous 4.  
1955 Mrs D Matthews;  E K and M I Mitchell from 8/55   26-1-1955 WAH (Jock) Little, EP Little, Norman Frederick McEvoy OM Nichols, storekeeper; Ottaway Bros Garage; Prests Ltd storekeepers EK Mitchell, postmaster Extra classroom                       W L Hender H T, Patricia Addison, Thelma Hender           Att 78.1 C of E; Methodist Ch, Rev EA Deutscher   Constable L. Gore to 7-3-1955 (to Mt Gabier)    Bruce R Stevens 13-3-1955 Town asks for govt help to save jetty.    
1956 E K and M I Mitchell    20-2-1956 Alfred Vivian Cornelius, Marjorie Unita Shaw, Kathleen Edith Stringer JL Atkinson, storekeeper; Ottaway Bros Garage; Prests Ltd storekeepers EK Mitchell, postmaster W L Hender, T Hender, Heather Bessen, Miss Addison (to May),  D  McEvoy (from 29-5-1956)                        Att 77.6 C of E; Methodist Ch, Rev EA Deutscher    Constable BR Stevens      
1957 W A and E P Little from 1/4/57   27-7-1957 Alfred Vivian Cornelius, Marjorie Unita Shaw J Peters, storekeeper; Ottaway Bros Garage; DRW Vernott, mail contractor; Prests Ltd storekeepers EK Mitchell, postmaster W Gent; 6 weeks John Parrington; Gilbert Cain H Ts, D McEvoy, Alicia Meyer                                Att 82.1 C of E; Methodist Ch   Bruce  Stevens, Constable Town receives 6000 pounds to repair jetty from govt.     First mention of my father in the S& Mc directory although we had lived in PG since 1954. He is listed as a gardener although he had been a hotelkeeper and storekeeper after that. Licensees of the hotel are at least 2 years out of date but newer ones are also listed.  
1958 W A and E P Little N F McEvoy from 6/58 T and JE Jarvis, Beach House Alfred Vivian Cornelius, Marjorie Unita Shaw 4 Square store, Val Drury and Joan Gibson; Atkinsons Pt Germein Garage; Caltex Oil Agency; Ottaway Bros Garage;  Vacuum Oil Agency; BP Agent, R Vernott; Prests Ltd, E K Mitchell Gilbert Cain H T,       C. Franklin HT,            J Franklin, D McEvoy                    Att 80.1 C of E; Methodist Ch   Bruce  Stevens, Constable to 6-5-1958 (to Melrose)  Raymond John Williams 3-6-1958 Repair to jetty commences Electric light available to town just before Xmas.  41 phones connected.  
1959 NF McEvoy T and JE Jarvis, Beach House 30-9-1959 AV ( Viv ) Cornelius, Marjorie Unita Corneius (formerly Shaw) 4 Square store, Val Drury and Joan Gibson; Atkinsons Pt Germein Garage; Caltex Oil Agency; Ottaway Bros Garage;  Vacuum Oil Agency; BP Agent, R Vernott; Prests Ltd, E K Mitchell Cyril Franklin H T Mrs Franklin, Mrs D McEvoy                        Att 75.7 C of E; Methodist Ch   R. Williams to 8-6-1959 (to Gawler)  Harbors board gazetted Pt Germein no longer a port. Official connection of electricity                                                                
1960 NF McEvoy T and JE Jarvis, Beach House Alfred Vivian Cornelius, Marjorie Unita Cornelius 4 Square store, Val Drury and Joan Gibson; Atkinsons Pt Germein Garage; Caltex Oil Agency; Ottaway Bros Garage; Vacuum Oil Agency; BP Agent, R Vernott; Prests Ltd. E K Mitchell Cyril Franklin H T, Mrs Franklin,           Mrs D McEvoy                        Att  78.6 C of E; Methodist Ch       44 phones connected  
1961 N F McEvoy tenders for palais from 1/10/61 D K and L L Beinke, Beach House 3-10-1961 Ronald Thomas Hegarty 4 Square store, Val Drury and Joan Gibson; Atkinsons Pt Germein Garage; Caltex Oil Agency; Vacuum Oil Agency; BP Agent, R Vernott; Jahnke's Garage; Prests Ltd. E K Mitchell Cyril Franklin H T, Mrs Jean  Franklin, Mrs D McEvoy                     Att 57.1 C of E; Methodist Ch       Prests Pt Germein business closed. 41 phones connected   
1962 K & L Dansie  D K and L L Beinke, Beach House Ronald Thomas Hegarty 4 Square store, Val Drury and Joan Gibson; A V and M U Cornelius, storekeepers; Atkinsons Pt Germein Garage, Mobil and Vacuum Oil Agents; BP Agent, R Vernott; Jahnke's Garage; Prests Ltd. E K Mitchell Cyril Franklin H T, Mrs J Franklin, Heather Melville                    Att 60.1 C of E; Methodist Ch       41 phones connected including us at home for thr first time.  
1963 K & L Dansie to 30/9/63 D K and  L L Beinke, Beach House 15-12-1963 Denis Stanley Potts, June Margaret Potts A V and M U Cornelius, storekeepers;  4 Square Store;  Atkinsons Pt Germein Garage, Mobil Oil; Jahnke's Gargae E K Mitchell Cyril Franklin H T, Jean Franklin, Heather Melville C of E; Methodist Ch       42 phones connected  
1964 6/4/64 sold to Mr A G H Schwarze to demolish for £150 D K and L L Beinke, Beach House  Denis Stanley Potts, June Margaret Potts A V and M U Cornelius, storekeepers; Atkinsons Pt Germein Garage; 4 Square store E K Mitchell Cyril Franklin H T, Miss H Melville C of E; Methodist Ch   R Roberts   46 phones connected-less and less information being given about people and businesses in the phone book  
1965     26-9-1965 Clive Eric Deslandes, Barbara Joan Deslandes 4 Square store, Val Drury and Joan Gibson; Atkinsons Pt Germein Garage;  E K Mitchell Cyril Franklin H T C of E; Methodist Ch   R Roberts      
1966     Clive Eric Deslandes, Barbara Joan Deslandes 4 Square store, Val Drury and Joan Gibson; Atkinsons Pt Germein Garage;  Jahnke's garage E K Mitchell Cyril Franklin H T C of E; Methodist Ch   R Roberts      
1967     26-3-1967 Ronald Thomas Hegarty, Theresa Eileen Hegarty AV & M Cornelius, storekeepers; Jahnke's Garage; Atkinson's Garage EK Mitchell, postmaster   Allocated Postcode 5495 Cyril Franklin H T            
1968     R T Hegarty,  T E Hegarty AV & M Cornelius, storekeepers; Jahnke's Garage; Atkinson's Garage Mr Kroehn, postmaster Cyril Franklin H T            
1969     R T Hegarty,  T E Hegarty AV & M Cornelius, storekeepers; Jahnke's Garage; Atkinson's Garage Mr Kroehn, postmaster Cyril Franklin H T            
1970     R T Hegarty,  T E Hegarty A V and M U Cornelius, storekeepers; Jahnkes' Garage Mr Kroehn, postmaster Telowie Creek School closed. Cyril Franklin H T            
1971     28-11-1971 Phillip Kingsley Anderson, Diana Sarah Anderson A V and M U Cornelius, storekeepers; Jahnkes' Garage   Cyril Franklin H T            
1972     Phillip Kingsley Anderson, Diana Sarah Anderson A V and M U Cornelius, storekeepers; Jahnkes' Garage   Telowie Creek School building transported to and erected at PGPS. Cyril Franklin HT            
1973     Phillip Kingsley Anderson, Diana Sarah Anderson A V and M U Cornelius, storekeepers; Jahnkes' Garage   Cyril Franklin HT            
1974   Esplanade Cafe-Onn; R W and N M Baker take over on 14 Nov, 1974 and name it The Beach Cafe Phillip Kingsley Anderson, Diana Sarah Anderson A V and M U Cornelius, storekeepers; Jahnkes' Garage; Woolfords Pt Germein Garage EE Dealtry Cyril Franklin HT            
1975   Shoreline Cafe, Miss Norma Baker and Mr Baker Phillip Kingsley Anderson, Diana Sarah Anderson A V and M U Cornelius, storekeepers; Jahnkes' Garage EE Dealtry Cyril Franklin HT       Lighthouse relocated to start of jetty.    
1976   Shoreline Cafe, Miss Norma Baker and Mr Baker Phillip Kingsley Anderson, Diana Sarah Anderson A V and M U Cornelius, storekeepers; Jahnkes' Garage EE Dealtry Cyril Franklin HT            
1977   Shoreline Cafe, Miss Norma Baker and Mr Baker 6-12-1977 Joseph Perovic, Susan Perovic, Beverley Gaye Beames A V and M U Cornelius, storekeepers; Jahnkes' Garage EE Dealtry Cyril Franklin HT            
1978   Shoreline Cafe, Miss Norma Baker and Mr Baker Joseph Perovic, Susan Perovic, Beverley Gaye Beames G R and J S Morgan, storekeepers; Jahnkes' Garage EE Dealtry Cyril Franklin HT         Last phone book of Upper North, far North and Eyre Peninsula, divided into towns-after this, telephone districts with little information about people  
1979   Shoreline Cafe, Miss Norma Baker and Mr Baker Joseph Perovic, Susan Perovic, Beverley Gaye Beames   EE Dealtryy William Mitchell            
1980   Shoreline Cafe, Miss Norma Baker and Mr Baker 2-4-1980  Joseph Perovic, Susan Perovic   EE Dealtry William Mitchell            
1981   Shoreline Cafe, Miss Norma Baker and Mr Baker  Joseph Perovic, Susan Perovic   EE Dealtry William Mitchell H T, D McKeough, S Spencer, G Hallett, teachers            
1982   Shoreline Cafe, Miss Norma Baker and Mr Baker 6-12-1982 Ian Bronte Heard, Margaret Rose Heard                  
1983   Shoreline Cafe, Miss Norma Baker and Mr Baker Ian Bronte Heard, Margaret Rose Heard                  
1984   Shoreline Cafe, Miss Norma Baker and Mr Baker Ian Bronte Heard, Margaret Rose Heard                  
1985   Shoreline Cafe, Miss Norma Baker and Mr Baker Ian Bronte Heard, Margaret Rose Heard   Status changed to Post Office Agency              
1986   Shoreline Cafe, Miss Norma Baker and Mr Baker 15-7-1986 Jeffrey Greenough, Margaret Therese Greenough                  
1987   Shoreline Cafe, Miss Norma Baker and Mr Bakerr Jeffrey Greenough, Margaret Therese Greenough                  
1988   Shoreline Cafe, Miss Norma Baker and Mr Baker Jeffrey Greenough, Margaret Therese Greenough                  
1989   Shoreline Cafe, Miss Norma Baker and Mr Baker Jeffrey Greenough, Margaret Therese Greenough                  
1990   Shoreline Cafe, Miss Norma Baker and Mr Baker 20-2-1990 Desmond Reece Gloede, 7-6-1990 Andrew Edward Bennett               Dec 1990, first edition of monthly Village Voice published  
1991   Shoreline Cafe, Miss Norma Baker and Mr Bakerr Andrew  and Edward and Shirley  Bennett   EK Mitchell, postmaster receives award for service              
1992   Shoreline Cafe, Miss Norma Baker and Mr Bakerr 9-10-1992 Nicholas Moncreiff, Douglas Sloan, Graham Cullen (executors of the estate)               Dec 1992, last and 25th edition of Village Voice published  
1993   Shoreline Cafe, Miss Norma Baker and Mr Baker     Status changed to Licensed Post office              
1993   Miss Norma Baker and Mr Baker closed up on 24 April, 1994                    
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2008       Shop/Post Office with Jeff and Julie Porter; Antique Shop                
2009       Shop/Post Office with Jeff and Julie Porter; Antique Shop    David Manuel            
2010       Shop/Post Office with Jeff and Julie Porter; Antique Shop   David Manuel            
2011       Shop/Post Office with Jeff and Julie Porter; Antique Shop   David Manuel            
2012       One shop also operating as Post Office    Luke Davis            
2013   Old Pier Hotel operates as a cafˇ for part of year   Shop/Post Office with Jeff and Julie Porter; Antique Shop   Luke Davis         In October, 2013 it is announced that the Port Germein Primary School will close after 132 years, with only 5 children attending. While there were more children in the town, some  parents preferred to send them elsewhere.   
2014   Old Pier Hotel operates as a cafˇ for part of year   Shop/Post Office with Jeff and Julie Porter; Antique Shop   Both for sale at the end of 2014   *            
2015   Old Pier Hotel operates as Beach House Cafˇ Current lessees of hotel to leave Shop/Post Office with Jeff and Julie Porter; For sale, probably closing down as no buyers. Post office changes hands from shop to another premise in the main street. *         Shop and hotel shut. A small post office and shop is established on the Esplanade behind the old post office next to the Police Station. An orange van selling meals and snacks operates on the Esplanade near the old goods shed. Monthly foreshore markets in goods shed.  
2016     Hotel open sometimes-no accommodation or meals Small shop/post office established on Esplanade near police station. Orange van sells  snacks and meals several days pw. Post office on Esplanade *       The jetty damaged in a storm  9-5-2016 and again 29-9-2016 The jetty badly damaged in a storm on Monday 9-5-2016 but quickly repaired.Again damaged badly in a storm on 29-9-2016. The state government has promised to repair historic jetties. Monthly foreshore  markets continue in goods shed  
  This information is taken mainly from the Sands and McDougall  Directories of SA. Until 1941, the directories had a summary of important information about the town before the individual person entries, but then it became just a list of names with some occupations included beside the names. Not all townspeople were  listed-mostly only the employed of whom most were males. Often the details were out of date and incorrect. Newspaper advertisements show the information was collected at the end of the year up to about February and then the directories were published. Some newspaper articles say that information was collected by doorknocking, but that obviously didn't always happen. I have mentioned doctors and chemists when they were present in the lists because there were not many in Port Germein ever. The focus is on the town rather than neighbouring farming areas, because that is where I lived and farming has been covered quite well in other publications.  I summarised trades and more uncommon or historical occupations but not those of farmer, labourer, gardener or fisherman. Older directories would seem to be more accurate and detailed than modern ones, partly because the population was much smaller and the sources of information fewer. Sands and McDougall did not have Port Germein included in their country areas after the 1970 directory, and the directories themselves ended with that of 1973. Other references were: "Hotels and Publicans in South Australia-1836-1993" by JL Hoad, "The Jetties of South Australia Past and Present" by Neville Collins, "Where have the children gone?" by Norman Haines published for the 1981 school centenary. Details about the Palais came from the minutes of  The District Council of Port Germein from 1927 to 1965. Some more recent information has come from phone books which were organised by town until 1978. After that people were arranged in alphabetical order within telephone districts and a snapshot of the towns was thus lost.   Some details re Post Office were added 11-4-2015, taken from "The Post, Telegraph and Telephone Offices of South Australia and The Northern Territory" by Martin Walker, 2004. I obtained 2 sheets of details re serving police officers at Port Germein during an open day at the Police Museum, Thebarton, in 2016, with thanks.