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Wife for sale


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Charters Towers queensland
Whilst looking for something else in the papers today i come across a article from the early 1800's where the husband had been on the booze for 3 days and sold his property with his wife and kids into the bargain. The wife concerned went to the local judge who re assured her that her husband couldnt sell her and the kids.

One fella got a few shillings and a dog for his wife after auctioning her off tho i did notice in the article it stated the wife went of happily with the " buyer" and the husband went to the pub with his few shillings and the dog.

Makes me wonder how often this happened back in the hay days.

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