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3-252 (Text)

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Speaker:
author,female,Geoghegan, Louisa Agnes,un addressee,female
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Letter
Word Count :
239
Plaint Text :
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Public Written
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Official Correspondence
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http://dbpedia.org/resource/Victoria
Created:
1867
Identifier
3-252
Source
Frost, 1984
pages
192-193
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Extent:
1267
Identifier
3-252-plain.txt
Title
3-252#Text
Type
Text

3-252-plain.txt — 1 KB

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Neuarpur - Apsley
Victoria
18th October 1867
My dear Miss Lewin,
I am very glad I came to Australia, but I cannot say I like it very much. It is such an out of the world place and so monotonous, but as far as kind treatment goes I could not meet with nor desire kinder - with no one in this neighbourhood have I seen the social distinctions made with Governesses that there is at home - I have very little work here in comparison with London - I do not think £80 per annum here as much as £60 at home, dress is very expensive and the people are dressy - You will be glad to hear that my pupil has made great progress in all her studies but particularly in music, which pleases Mrs Hines very much. They brought out a very nice piano. 
In fact 'Bush life' is a strange mixture of roughing and refinement. In this district are two distinct sets, one gentry, and one would-be gentry - there are more of the latter. In the former I think an unfinished unladylike Governess would be unwelcome. Literature is much more brought forward here, in the general way, than at home because there are no new daily topics - the standing one is sheep - in which ladies take no part - of course.
Accept my kind regards
and believe me truly yours
Louisa Agnes Geoghegan

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