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4-278 (Text)

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Speaker:
author,male,Twigg, James Hamilton,18 addressee,male
ns1:discourse_type
Letter
Word Count :
147
Plaint Text :
ns1:register
Private Written
ns1:texttype
Private Correspondence
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http://dbpedia.org/resource/Western_Australia
Created:
1892
Identifier
4-278
Source
O'Farrell, 1984
pages
88
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Extent:
732
Identifier
4-278-plain.txt
Title
4-278#Text
Type
Text

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I told you long ago I had sent in my name and I then thought they would send for me when wanted (I wrote to the Commissioner, Perth). A fortnight ago he wrote the inspector Bunbury and he wrote to me. I went in and passed a rough exam and a stiff medical one. I had to pay the medical myself 10s.6d. for the certificate. The Inspector said I would probably have to go to Perth and get sworn in almost immediately but I have not got orders yet. The pay is about £7 per month but you have to grub yourself (£1 a week out here). I wish I was on the force. I am about sick of here  
I am sure to be sent North where the niggers are committing great depredations. They chained up a copper the other day and sacked the station. 

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