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source: 84/557 Dixson
S BUTLER
1849

SITE SOURCE: GOLD, EMIGRATION AND FREE SELECTION


AUSTRALIAN EMIGRANT’S COMPLETE GUIDE

Here is an extract from a lengthy list detailing what jobs were desirable in the colonies and also add a pay packet indication. I love the reference requirements for the printing trades.

Lists preferred trades

  • Sailors 50s to 60s per month. ‘Always in demand’
  • Tailors. 5s to 7s a day ‘in demand. Pieces work out one third higher than in England’
  • Stonemasons. 5s to 7s a day and in great demand
  • Shoemakers 5s to 7s a day. A good trade and in demand
  • Printers and pressmen. 5s per day ‘ a few steady men wanted to replace drunkards’
  • Field labourers 20 to 40 pounds per annum and always in demand
  • Dairywomen. 10 to 15 pounds a year. In extreme demand
  • Farriers 6s to 7s per day. Much in demand
  • Cooks. 3s to 8s per day and rations. Men usually preferred. Careful and steady men wanted.

Where rations were supplied it was usually 10lb flour, 7lb meat per week.