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Figure 1A: Welfare ratios, “bare bone” basket

9

8

7

6

5

4

3

2

1

0

NSW 1820s

NSW country

1820s

TAS 1820s NSW 1830s NSW country

1830s

TAS 1830s

Domestic (male) Unkilled labour (male) Skilled mechanic Skilled building trades

Other skilled labour Farm labour (male) Unskilled labour (female)

Figure 1B: Welfare ratios, “respectable” basket

3.0

2.5

2.0

1.5

1.0

0.5

0.0

NSW 1820s

NSW country

1820s

TAS 1820s NSW 1830s NSW country

1830s

TAS 1830s

Domestic (male) Unkilled labour (male) Skilled mechanic Skilled building trades

Other skilled labour Farm labour (male) Unskilled labour (female)

Sources: Lindert and Sansani (2006); Coglan (1918); Statistical account of Van

Diemen's Land (1856). Imported linen prices based on Allen (2001).

Note: Other skilled labor includes blacksmiths, plumbers and artisans.

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