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From: "Shona Young" <>
Subject: Re: [nz] Occupation solved
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2008 22:20:26 +1000
Mmm, now I am not sure about her mother stated as "Lodging House Keeper"!
Has made for an interesting discussion!
On Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 7:35 AM, Shona Young <> wrote:
> Paul has written
> I hate to put a dampener on your findings but have just come across
> interesting snippet re your dressmaker.
> She could have been a prostitute! see
> -half-way down the page.
> Apparently this occupation was reclassified as the more proper dressmaker
> hide their real job.
> Ye gods! Well, you just never know!
> You have made my day that much more interesting!
> Cheers (I think),
>> Hi List,
>> Many thanks for the usual high standard of responses to my query. We can
>> be pretty confident it is Dress Maker (dressmaker)!
>> Shona (Sydney)