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4-387 (Raw)

Item metadata
Speaker:
addressee,male author,male,Twigg, James Hamilton,24
ns1:discourse_type
Letter
Word Count :
309
Plaint Text :
ns1:register
Private Written
ns1:texttype
Private Correspondence
ns1:localityName
http://dbpedia.org/resource/Western_Australia
Created:
1898
Identifier
4-387
Source
O'Farrell, 1984
pages
97
Document metadata
Extent:
1621
Identifier
4-387-raw.txt
Title
4-387#Raw
Type
Raw

4-387-raw.txt — 1 KB

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<source><g=m><o=i><age=24><status=3><abode=07><p=wau><r=prw><tt=pc><4-387>
I am getting along slowly as I am by myself, Geoff being on his own place. I am still fencing, but the land not being as yet surveyed, I am at a standstill until it is [...] I expect the surveyors any day. The weather is very wet, the river being in a flood [...] 
I could do well if I had enough to stock my paddock when it is fenced and ring-barked as meat is 8d. and 9d. a lb. in the towns now owing to the duty on imported stock and the dread cattle tick (ixodes bovis) has made its appearance in the North. Kangaroos are plentiful now and I can get one anytime in an hour or two. But ducks are breeding and I won't shoot them [...] I have the makings of a very pretty place if I can only get over the first three years I will be all right. I am getting a bit scared. I have to raise £25 a year rent. I would have only taken up half the quantity of land but was afraid of its being selected all round me and I was right too, as it has been taken up on three sides already and a man can't make a living off less than 1,000 acres that is grazing. If I can get other people's stock to fatten in my paddock I can raise the rent that way as they are giving good rent for paddocks. But I suppose I'll get through all OK so won't despair. 
Carrie is going to send me out some papers regularly and I wish you would try and do the same. If you were here for a week you would know what it was to be without anything to read in the evenings and no one to talk to. 
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