Present house not big enough

Submitted: Saturday, Aug 17, 2013 at 17:07
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Photo of a miners house constructed in Ravenswood Qld in the latter part of the 1800s
It is stated thet it housed the man,his wife and 21 children. Really lend strength to that much used phrase (BACK IN MY DAY)
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Saturday, Aug 17, 2013 at 17:24

Saturday, Aug 17, 2013 at 17:24
Ken,

If he was a miner, with 21 children then either he didn't do much mining, or he came home for lunch most days!

Bet that house was hot in the summer..........and maybe sometimes in the winter too:-)

Bob.

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Can't remember most of it.

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Follow Up By: Member - ken m4 - Saturday, Aug 17, 2013 at 17:52

Saturday, Aug 17, 2013 at 17:52
The printed books we got also stated that some of the children would have not been his. people in that life took in other peoples offspring when their parents could not look after them, but his breeding prowess was obviously of the top order.
Both very hot in summer, and because of the altitude very cold in winter with frost now and then.
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Reply By: Member - Jack - Saturday, Aug 17, 2013 at 18:03

Saturday, Aug 17, 2013 at 18:03
Luxury!

In my day we used to have to get out of the lake at three o'clock in the morning, clean the lake, eat a handful of hot gravel, go to work at the mill every day for tuppence a month, come home, and Dad would beat us around the head and neck with a broken bottle, if we were LUCKY!

(Monty Python script).

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Follow Up By: The Bantam - Saturday, Aug 17, 2013 at 18:39

Saturday, Aug 17, 2013 at 18:39
And ya tell that to the young folk these days and they won't believe ya will they.

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Follow Up By: HarryH - Saturday, Aug 17, 2013 at 19:28

Saturday, Aug 17, 2013 at 19:28
Thats Luxury!
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Follow Up By: Member - ken m4 - Sunday, Aug 18, 2013 at 07:34

Sunday, Aug 18, 2013 at 07:34
O'rite how come you got Hot gravel.
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Follow Up By: kev.h - Sunday, Aug 18, 2013 at 10:12

Sunday, Aug 18, 2013 at 10:12
He had a privileged upbringing, most ate their gravel cold
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Reply By: rooster350 - Sunday, Aug 18, 2013 at 15:02

Sunday, Aug 18, 2013 at 15:02
Looks a bit like the old miners cottages at Gwalia in WA, some of them are only about 7-8 feet high and made of tin...sure would have been hot in there during the summer
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Reply By: The Bantam - Sunday, Aug 18, 2013 at 21:33

Sunday, Aug 18, 2013 at 21:33
BTW did ya have lunch at the Railway hotel?

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Follow Up By: Member - ken m4 - Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 at 11:02

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 at 11:02
No mate was tempted but too busy assisting wifes family search. Will definitely be returning and will follow up with lunch and dinner
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