Richmond Villa is at the northern end of Kent St near the approaches to the Harbour Bridge. Wynyard Station (train and bus) is a 10 minute walk and ferries are 15 minutes away at Circular Quay. There is some metered street parking but public transport is recommended.
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Location: Richmond Villa, 120 Kent Street Sydney (more information here)
Convenor: Pauline Weeks Bookings essential: $12 members, $17 non-members
Working for a Living - Occupations in 19th Century New Zealand
What did your ancestors do to earn a living or just survive? Farmers, fishermen and miners topped the list. Find out where to go for information about their work and how that changed during the century. This can add to your family story. Bring along your “brick wall” questions, hopefully for all to solve. Get together for lunch afterwards.
As an added bonus for the meeting, Kiwi born historian Catherine Bishop, will talk about her research and findings for her new book about businesswomen in colonial New Zealand cities. I'm sure you will find her insights enlightening. Catherine has previously written an award winning book on colonial business women in Sydney.