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4-408 (Raw)

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Speaker:
author,male,Twigg, James Hamilton,26 addressee,female
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Letter
Word Count :
249
Plaint Text :
ns1:register
Private Written
ns1:texttype
Private Correspondence
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http://dbpedia.org/resource/Western_Australia
Created:
1900
Identifier
4-408
Source
O'Farrell, 1984
pages
105
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Extent:
1430
Identifier
4-408-raw.txt
Title
4-408#Raw
Type
Raw

4-408-raw.txt — 1 KB

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<source><g=m><o=i><age=26><status=3><abode=09><p=wau><r=prw><tt=pc><4-408>
We cannot get sufficient per ton here to make the growing of them profitable unless close to town, so that a big source of income is now removed from the bush farmer and he has to depend mainly on wool and meat to fetch him a living as the country down in this district is not adapted for the growth of corn, being too hilly and wet not to mention the cost of clearing the land in the first instance which does away with five year's profits at least. 
I am busy making my paddocks sheep-proof in hopes of getting sheep this season and should they do well, and the dingoes keep away, I may pull along all right. It is strange that since I wrote to Dick the said dingoes got into Geoff's paddocks and in two nights killed 36 ewes and lambs and more are so badly bitten that the blow flies will kill them too. He has poisoned one dog and other baits have disappeared so it may be sometime before he gets another visit. The blow-flies are a kind of big blue bottle and are so bad at the beginning of the winter and summer that they blow the sheep's wool and the maggots, unless constantly attended to, will eat the sheep alive. So you see a farmer fights nature out here in all forms. As the land gets opened up these things get less as the fly likes the dense bush [...] 
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