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How our ancestors earned their daily bread: exploring their occupations

April 24 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

$15 – $25

What did our ancestors do to earn a living? You may have discovered a particular occupation listed on a certificate or other record – but what did this actually mean. Many specialised occupations of the 18th and 19th centuries that were often linked to a specific industry were made redundant through mechanisation and industrialisation and now no longer exist. Changes continue to this day as technological advances impact on the way that things are done. This presentation will highlight a range of resources for exploring our ancestors’ occupations and how you can discover the kind of work your ancestors may have undertaken. 

About The Presenter
Pauline Williams
Pauline has been researching her family history for over 30 years and has regularly presented talks for GSQ and other organisations on a wide range of topics. She convenes GSQs Writing Group, contributes to GSQs blog, and regularly writes for Generation.


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April 24
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
$15 – $25
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Virtually via Zoom
QLD Australia


(07) 3349 6072
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