Happy Australia Day!
I recently issued an invitation/challenge to geneabloggers to blog on Australia Day (today!). The theme I chose was “Wealth for Toil”, inspired by Australia’s national anthem.
The instructions were:
To participate, choose someone who lived in Australia (preferably one of your ancestors) and tell us how they toiled. Your post should include:
- What was their occupation?
- What information do you have about the individual’s work, or about the occupation in general?
- The story of the person, focussing on their occupation; or
The story of the occupation, using the person as an example.
Responses may be as long or short as you like, and as narrow or broad as you wish.
It was lovely to see so many people reply straight away that they intended to participate, and even better to see the posts start appearing.
So, for your enjoyment, in the order that I found out about them, here are the “Wealth for Toil” posts.
I will continue to add posts for the next day or two. If I have missed your post it’s not intentional - please leave a comment and I’ll add you to the list.
Trying to be Ann O’Dyne
George Sedgwick, carpenter
Shelley Crawford – Twigs of Yore
Daniel Miller Couper, butcher