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At home

Cute image, but today the message just comes across as … well some sort of Black and White Minstrel speak, highly un-pc.

Here we are at mommas (?) without our chillen taking tea out of Maori china to comfort us. No (?) for (?).

Your loving Aunt.


You can click on the images to take a closer look.

Maori china? What’s with that?

Also of interest is that this was sent to a passenger on the S.S. Remuera – I assume on a voyage from England to New Zealand. You can read more info about that boat here. I think I can make out a 1931 postmark?

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Dear Mrs Swain,

We got here safe & sound yesterday. It’s a lovely place, our room looks out over the Clyde and we can lie and watch all the ships pass. It’s raining now, naturally, but if it fairs up later on, we’re going to go right around the island (by bus).

Ruby

(Trade me cat theme purchase  2009)

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Another card from Ron’s travels. After all that walking and cycling he deserved that cider!

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An intrepid NZ traveller writes home to Mum and Dad.

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One of a group of postcards with a cat theme, purchased off Trade Me, 2009

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Posted in honour of Kathy’s birthday today 🙂

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Purchased off Trade Me 2009

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This was amongst the postcards I got from a TradeMe auction – all the cards had a cat theme – this one is a “treat” whatever side you read 🙂

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Dear Madam,

Being aware of the “Cat-astrophy” that occured last Sunday thought this illustration would be reasonable.

An Old Tom

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