20th Century Jobs in Australia

Selected from the Film Australia Collection, the clips in this collection show everyday Australians at work in a variety of contexts.

From dusty outback cattle stations to suburban factories and isolated islands, Australians have been captured on film going about their work for more than a century. 

Included here are nurses, canecutters, lighthouse keepers, scientists, artists and more.

These clips are an important historical record of Australia's changing cultural, economic and industrial landscapes from 1910 to the present day. 

Main image: iStock.com/MarkPiovesan