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Re: “It’s far the best camp we’ve ever had,” said Mate Susan. . .

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Posted by John Wilson on September 05, 2017 at 17:45:37 user hugo.

In Reply to: Re: “It’s far the best camp we’ve ever had,” said Mate Susan. . . posted by Mike Dennis on September 05, 2017 at 02:40:09:

Mary Walker was bought up on a sheep station (SA18) and had a nanny (SD2). The owner of a sheep station would be part of the "squattocracy".

It recalls Neville Shute’s 1955 novel “Requiem for a Wren” in which the Wren thinks that it will be a comedown to marry an Australian “farmer”, thinking of farmers as "peasants". The Australian (who is killed in the war) went to a private grammar school and Oxford University, and comes from a large sheep station (though I can’t recall if he was the heir to the sheep empire).

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