People's History Series 2014: 'Jocks of all trades: an occupational profile of New Zealand's Scots, 1840-1920'

People’s History Series 2014: ‘Jocks of all trades: an occupational profile of New Zealand’s Scots, 1840-1920’

The People’s History Series continues this week on Wednesday, 12 November. Rebecca Lenihan will speak at 530pm at the Museum of Wellington City & Sea. Her topic will be: ‘Jocks of all trades: an occupational profile of New Zealand’s Scots, 1840-1920’

The presentation examines the occupations of New Zealand’s Scottish migrants, with a focus on those who settled in Wellington. Rebecca examines whether there was significant occupational change in people’s own lives before and after migration, or between generations, and whether the occupational profile of New Zealand’s Scots changed over this period.

Rebecca is from Upper Hutt. She completed her PhD on Scottish migration and New Zealand at Victoria University of Wellington in 2011 and has recently been working at the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada.