Have you ever heard of a ‘nightman’, a ‘scoop boy’, or a phrenologist? How about a ‘fairy tapper’, a telegrapher, a ‘dolly boy’ or a lumper? These were all jobs that were once common, but have disappeared completely. Many jobs have vanished in Victoria over the years, while others have emerged, sometimes in completely new industries. The world of work is always changing.
The Lost Jobs exhibition, now showing at Old Treasury Building, features records from the state archival collection including Town Clerk's Files, Ward Registers, and the Duty Diary of Assistant Inspector of Nuisances, to name a few.
Victorian Archives Centre, 99 Shiel St, North Melbourne.
Monday to Friday and every second and last Saturday of the month, 10am to 4.30pm
(excl. public holidays)
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