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A draper from India

A Bombay draper sought a new life as a farmer on 8 October 1910.

 

Scotsman Mr T. L. Hately was established in the clothing trade in India but did not want to have to send his children away to boarding school in another country. He sent a detailed account of his circumstances and finances to the Minister of Internal Affairs and asked for advice on farm training schemes. In return he was sent a New Zealand yearbook. It is not known if he ended up emigrating here.

 

Shown here is part of Mr Hately’s letter.

 

ACGO 8333 IA1/1127/[32] 1910/2869

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