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From: "Mabel Harvey" <>
Subject: Re: [nz] Occupation: what is a Carter?
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2008 21:45:48 +1000
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Thanks every one

Given that it is now obvious that 'Carter' as a job did exist then I am
confident that I had read the word correctly on the certificate.

Thanks again


On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 8:52 PM, <> wrote:

> The original enquirer was uncertain as to what exactly the word was and
> thought
> it might be 'Carter'. Is it possible that the word was 'Carrier'?
> I ask because I have a 1908 wedding certificate which gives the groom's
> occupation as a 'carrier'. My understanding is that he used various styles
> of
> carts and horses to carry goods from various parts of Central and South
> Otago
> to ??. (Similar to other postings on this list likening the transportation
> activity to the Courier of today). I know bullocks were also used but I
> suspect he was of the equine persuasion rather than bovine.
> ...I wonder whether the government of the day levied the chaff and oats for
> the
> horses with Road User charges and fuel taxes for the Roading Fund of the
> day...
> ;-)
> Gail (Te Kohanga)
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