Historical information

Warrnambool was created as a municipality on 7th December 1855, declared a Borough on 1st October 1863, proclaimed a Town on 2nd February 1883, and a City on 8th April 1955. This 1955 edition of the Ruskin "All-about" covers the facilities and activities of the Municipality of Warrnambool. It provides a directory for residents with maps, bylaws, transport times, schools and societies and a classified listing of professions, trades, shops and factories.


This directory provides a significant synopsis of the City of Warrnambool in 1955/1956.

Physical description

This is 28 page paper booklet with a blue cover and white front cover with an illustration of a TAA female pilot in the bottom right hand corner with white, blue, red and black printing. There is a 16 page insert which includes a 1956 calendar, agricultural information and the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games official programme. The rear cover has a colour advertisement of two petrol pumps and Energol oil products with a male attendant.

Inscriptions & markings

The Ruskin All-about WARRNAMBOOL TAA serves the nation Fly TAA -the friendly way