Tradies are as quintessentially Australian as the Bunnings snag, making up almost a third of our workforce.

The modern tradie is hardworking, well-educated and professional, with formal qualifications and strict health and safety training under their belt.

But have you ever wondered how trades used to look back in the day? It’s pretty safe to say the iconic hi-vis wasn’t around. Discover more interesting changes to trades through the years in this infographic.

This infographic was informed by “History of Tradies in Australia” by Professor Miles Lewis, published by Insuranceline.com.au in 2017, and voced.edu.au.


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