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Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Soccer player occupations in Melbourne 1914

This list might be vaguely interesting for some people. It gives the occupation of 86 out of 600 Melbourne soccer players prior to the First World War. It says some fairly interesting things about class in relation to the game. It's certainly not a game for toffs though there are a lot of skilled workers and tradies playing the game.

Why 86? That's where I stopped before going on a week's leave.

What do the colours mean? Well, the ones in red belong to players that were killed in the war.

  1. Asphalter
  2. Baker
  3. Blacksmith
  4. Boilemaker
  5. Bootmaker
  6. Boundary rider
  7. Bricklayer
  8. Butcher
  9. Butcher
  10. Cabinetmaker
  11. Cabinetmaker
  12. Cabinetmaker
  13. Candle moulder
  14. Carpenter
  15. Chauffeur
  16. Chauffeur
  17. Clerk
  18. Clerk
  19. Clerk
  20. Clerk
  21. Clerk
  22. Confectionery hand
  23. Decorator
  24. Draper
  25. Driver
  26. Driver
  27. Driver, mechanic
  28. Electrician
  29. Electrician
  30. Electrician
  31. Engineer
  32. Engineer
  33. Engineer
  34. Engineers driller
  35. Factory hand
  36. Farmer
  37. Farmhand
  38. Fitter
  39. Fitter
  40. Fitters labourer
  41. Gas employee
  42. Gasworker
  43. Glass bottle maker
  44. Glazier
  45. Gracer
  46. Hospital attendant
  47. Jeweller
  48. Labourer
  49. Labourer
  50. Labourer
  51. Labourer
  52. Labourer
  53. Labourer
  54. Labourer
  55. Labourer
  56. Labourer
  57. Labourer
  58. Labourer
  59. Lead glazier
  60. Leather worker
  61. Lithograpghic artist
  62. Lithographer
  63. Miner
  64. Motor car tester
  65. Motor driver
  66. Motor Trimmer
  67. Moulder
  68. Nurseryman
  69. Orchardist
  70. Painter
  71. Pettern maker
  72. Rigger
  73. Sailor
  74. Sailor
  75. Salesman
  76. sheetmetal worker
  77. Shipwright
  78. Smith
  79. SoldierStudent
  80. Surveyor's assistant
  81. Tiler and Slater
  82. Turner and Fitter
  83. Tutor (at Scotch College)
  84. Twine Dresser
  85. Upholsterer
  86. Wood merchant

2 comments:

  1. But what does the green mean?

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  2. They definitely went. I suspect most of them did

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