Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Workday Wednesday - Inspector of Nuisances

On my great grandfather, William Henry Barnes' marriage certificate (NSW, 1908), his father, Richard Barnes' occupation is listed as Inspector of Nuisances.

The best description of this occupation I have found is on Marrickville Council's website.  It states: 
"Inspectors of Nuisances were responsible for controlling and upkeeping public health practices, including the registering of infectious diseases, up-keep of properties, inspection of food providers and managing garbage disposal."
Source: Marrickville Council website

Not as interesting an occupation as it initially sounds!

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