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From: "Annette" <>
Subject: Re: [nz] Occupation: what is a Carter?
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2008 22:12:57 +1200
My Granddad listed his occupation in 1913 as carter. He drove a delivery
cart for W F Lees and Co, Kihikihi.
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From: "Mary Legarth" <>
To: "'Mabel Harvey'" <>; "'newzealand'"
Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2008 6:57 PM
Subject: [nz] Occupation: what is a Carter?
> While my N.Z. family research does not show a Carter, my Scottish Carter
> was just that.
> A Carter drove a horse & cart, delivering whatever, from whichever firm,
> was employed.
> e.g. Coal, Milk, Groceries, Vegetables to or from Market, Fish from the
> wharf, Mail, Shifting furniture, Fence posts, sometimes included
> Also, a bit like today's Taxi, but, for someone needing an inexpensive
> e.g. a Servant off the Train , going to a new position with belongings,
> along with the groceries, for the householders.
> -----Original Message-----
> [mailto:] On Behalf Of Mabel Harvey
> Sent: Thursday, 24 July 2008 5:56 p.m.
> To: newzealand
> Subject: [nz] Occupation: what is a Carter?
> Hi Hoping some one might be able to help me
> I have an 1181 Wellington Birth certificate and on it it states fathers
> occupation as what looks to be the word "Carter" however it is not totally
> Has any one any ideas as to what this job is or perhaps an alternate word
> which I have not been able to deciphe
> Any help appreciated
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