El Arish North Queensland

Places, Faces and Events of an Historical Soldier Settlement town

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Blog posts : "1907"

A Settler's Point of View - 1921

MARIA CREEK.   written for  For the "Post" and "Herald"

When on my way to the usual frolic at Cairns on Saturday nights (the cinema), I chanced the other week to meet one of my one-time Non-Com. mates in the A.I.F., and was as pleased as he at the meeting. Over a "here's luck" we exchanged views …

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Letter to the Editor 1907


Sir,— Judging by the tone of leading     article in your paper of late, you seem to have come to the conclusion that is impossible for a farmer who has to pay his laborers from 30s to 45s per week to compete with others who have to pay only from 3s to 6s per wee…

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