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  1. The first world war hit farming in Oz big time, in that it cored out many of the hands and owners sons needed to run the places. And it really didn’t really recover until the mid 20s. It may also be the cause of the canning failure, but that could also be that the fish they were chasing went below harvesting levels. And if it was whales he was dealing with the easy ones were cleared very quickly indeed.

  2. In a later instalment of the story, the man prospered on the farm to the extent that he would come back to Europe for visits that might last six months

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