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4-394 (Original)

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Speaker:
author,male,Twigg, James Hamilton,25 addressee,male
ns1:discourse_type
Letter
Word Count :
296
Plaint Text :
ns1:register
Private Written
ns1:texttype
Private Correspondence
ns1:localityName
http://dbpedia.org/resource/Western_Australia
Created:
1899
Identifier
4-394
Source
O'Farrell, 1984
pages
102
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Extent:
1561
Identifier
4-394.txt
Title
4-394#Original
Type
Original

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<source><g=m><o=i><age=25><status=3><abode=08><p=wau><r=prw><tt=pc><4-394>
Prices are down to zero now and I am very much surprised at labour keeping up so well. Wages have never altered since I've been here but must soon as men can live very cheaply here now. I did my 200 acre job of ringing in 4 weeks making £4 a week. This is a record for the district, 8 weeks being the average time. Tucker cost 10s. 0d. a week as I shot my own meat. I worked like a nigger as it was life or death with me. I have I think another job coming off after Christmas 100 (acres) at £8 10s. 0d. the lot and I am sure I can do it in a fortnight if the weather keeps cool. It is 104 degrees in the shade now and has been for weeks. We generally work from 6 to 11, have dinner and a siesta, work again at 2 and knock off half six then bathe, tea, smoke and bed. It is black as a dungeon at quarter past eight. 
I feel the want of some stock badly and cannot really make anything off the place till I get some of my own. The £25 rent is what takes making up and a fellow can't always get work. 
My trees look very well considering the heat. It must be 140 degrees in the sun as we often have it 160 degrees a little later and such a fierce heat too, if your sleeves are rolled up a bit higher than usual you will have all the skin peel off in 10 minutes and the ground is like a brick. I shot a large emu this morning running over 200 yards, broke his leg but flukes count you know every time. 
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