Below is an image from the Sands and Macdougall Directory in South Australia for 1885 which lists
Sellars Louisa, public school, Hindmarsh on page 388/984.
Hindmarsh is an inner suburb of Adelaide, and my great grandmother Louisa Margaret Sellers was born on 29 Dec 1878 at Medindie (another inner suburb of Adelaide).
I think this may be her, but I am wondering how to interpret "public school" because I am used to entries in these directories usually referring to heads of households (who were then most often adult males) and that part of the entry being an occupation.
Her father, Robert John Steven Sellers, does not appear to have been listed in 1885, but in 1884 he was at Young Street, Parkside (another inner suburb of Adelaide) and in 1886 he was at Halifax Street, Adelaide. Louisa Sellars is not listed in either of those two years but in 1886 she seems to have been replaced by a Lavinia R. Sellars (public school, Hindmrsh; who may be worth me investigating further).
I am not yet certain that this Louisa Sellars and my great grandmother Louisa Margaret Sellers/Sellars are the same person and so I am after advice purely on how to interpret the entry.
Does it perhaps mean/suggest:
- Louisa Sellars was living at a public school in Hindmarsh (and her parents elsewhere)?
- Louisa Sellars was attending a public school in Hindmarsh (and living with her parents elsewhere)?
- Louisa Sellars was attending a public school (i.e. was a student) somewhere and living in Hindmarsh (presumably with her parents)?
- or something else?