“Pastoral Directories” means livestock owners.

I saw the database title on titled “Pastoral Directories” and immediately searched for a relative who was an Australian minister. He was not located.

And that’s because this directory was of livestock owners–not ministers.

Always learn about a new database before searching it.

And always keep your assumptions in check. Things might not mean what you think they do.



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  1. Sorry you wasted your time before moving on to pastures new but it certainly have s chuckle! Thanks for sharing.

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