Several catalogues of radio sources at 408 MHz have been prepared from observations made with the Molonglo cross telescope. These include (in chronological order) ‘The Molonglo Radio Source Catalogue 1’, the MC1, by Davies et al. (1973), the MC2 and MC3 by Sutton et al. (1974), MC4 by Clarke et al. (1976), ‘The Molonglo Deep Sky Survey of Radio Sources’ by Robertson (1977a,b,d) and ‘The Molonglo Reference Catalogue of Radio Sources’ (MRC) by Large et al. (1981). The catalogues MC1-4 cover selected areas of sky to a flux density limit of ~0.2 Jy to 0.3 Jy. The MRC includes extragalactic radio sources between δ = +18° and δ = −85° and is essentially complete at S408 = 1.00 Jy with raany sources to ˜0.7 Jy. The Wyllie (1969a,b) scale of flux density is used throughout.