Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Looking for an unusual career?

Looking for your first job or thinking about a career change? Then you may be interested in some of the  more unusual occupations that you could consider .. look no further than  the selection of heritage images drawn from the collections at Auckland Libraries for inspiration!

Ostrich farming:

Ref: AWNS-19020807-10-2, Ostrich farming in Auckland: a group of male birds at Whitford Park, Auckland, 1902, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Working with big cats:

Ref: AWNS-19240529-44-2, from prize-fighter to lion-tamer, 1924, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Ref: AWNS-19020529-10-3, Mons. Royalle and tigers at the Wirth Brothers, 1902, Circus Sir George Grey Special Collections
Pilot on a dirigible (blimps and zeppelins are both examples of rigid dirigibles):

Ref: AWNS-19071114-15-3, first photo taken on a dirigible - showing the pilot of the Ville de Paris, 1907, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Stuntman/woman:

Ref: AWNS-19330705-42-3, stunt flying at a civic air display, 1933, Sir George Grey Special Collections
 Ghost hunter:

Ref: AWNS-19010822-12-1, the Auckland ghost, 1901, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Taxidermist:

Ref: AWNS-19090304-5-2, Taxidermist at Auckland Museum, 1909, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Deep sea diver:

Ref: AWNS-19141203-44-6, diver in an American metal diving suit, 1914, Sir George Grey Special Collections

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