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  • Joan Currie
    Welcome John. Look forward to your stories. Joan
    Message 1 of 19 , Dec 10, 2010
      Welcome John. Look forward to your stories.
      Joan
    • Jenelle Mccarrick
      We have a new member on the list, he wants find a relative from Assynt to Melbourne. Do you know what records you can see on line Craig? There s quite a bit on
      Message 2 of 19 , Aug 29 8:28 PM

        We have a new member on the list, he wants find a relative from Assynt to Melbourne .

        Do you know what records you can see on line Craig?

        There’s quite a bit on line from assisted to unassisted immigration, Victoria , just google that.

        Our newspapers are on line through the trove site.

        Send what you know and we’ll go from there.

        Jenelle.

      • Craig McLaughlin
        Wow - talk about great service! I m trying to figure out when and how Jessie Campbell MacLeod came to Australia, sometime around 1930. Born in 1900 at Culkein
        Message 3 of 19 , Aug 29 9:04 PM
          Wow - talk about great service!
           
          I'm trying to figure out when and how Jessie Campbell MacLeod came to Australia, sometime around 1930.  Born in 1900 at Culkein in Assynt, I know she was a governess in India in the late 1920s (I have the shipping passes etc) but can find no evidence of her going to Australia from the UK.
           
          She was in the service of the Monahan family in Toorak from 1939 onwards but before that it's hard to tell.  One possibility is she was nursing one of the Russell family in a place called Carngham; I believe they are fairly well known in the Melbourne area.  This lead was traced from local electoral rolls which sadly only list name, occupation and gender (age is not provided), so it is hard to determine if I'm on the right track.  I guess one question would be, how quickly would an immigrant be eligible for voting?  I must confess total ignorance on this point - would she have first needed to become an Australian citizen or were the ties to the UK sufficient to get on the rolls?
           
          Does anyone know if it was possible for folks to emigrate to Australia direct from India and if so how I could track down the arrival etc?
           
          Many thanks!
          Craig
        • Jenelle Mccarrick
          Ok Craig. Have you tried the www.ancestorsonboard.com for passenger lists, do you know there is free access for a week
          Message 4 of 19 , Aug 29 9:31 PM

            Ok Craig.

            Have you tried the www.ancestorsonboard.com for passenger lists, do you know there is free access for a week through ancestry on shipping and immigration. Electoral rolls, you had to be 21 to vote, women got the vote in 1894 in south Australia which was the first state to give women the vote after New Zealand .

            Also try the fibis site for Indian research and google family history India should have a bk in the addy. If you had ties to the UK don’t think it mattered (I’m probably wrong), also check the www.naa.gov.au (National archives of Australia) click record search, then enter as a guest then click passenger list, did you try the unassisted immigration, Victoria at all?

            Jenelle.

             


            From: suth_to_aus@yahoogroups.com [mailto: suth_to_aus@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of Craig McLaughlin
            Sent: Tuesday, 30 August 2011 2:04 PM
            To: suth_to_aus@yahoogroups.com
            Subject: [suth_to_aus] Re: NEW MEMBER ON THE LIST

             

             

            Wow - talk about great service!

             

            I'm trying to figure out when and how Jessie Campbell MacLeod came to Australia , sometime around 1930.  Born in 1900 at Culkein in Assynt, I know she was a governess in India in the late 1920s (I have the shipping passes etc) but can find no evidence of her going to Australia from the UK .

             

            She was in the service of the Monahan family in Toorak from 1939 onwards but before that it's hard to tell.  One possibility is she was nursing one of the Russell family in a place called Carngham; I believe they are fairly well known in the Melbourne area.  This lead was traced from local electoral rolls which sadly only list name, occupation and gender (age is not provided), so it is hard to determine if I'm on the right track.  I guess one question would be, how quickly would an immigrant be eligible for voting?  I must confess total ignorance on this point - would she have first needed to become an Australian citizen or were the ties to the UK sufficient to get on the rolls?

             

            Does anyone know if it was possible for folks to emigrate to Australia direct from India and if so how I could track down the arrival etc?

             

            Many thanks!
            Craig


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          • Jenelle Mccarrick
            Forgot to ask, who wee her parents? Jenelle. _____ From: suth_to_aus@yahoogroups.com [mailto:suth_to_aus@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Jenelle Mccarrick Sent:
            Message 5 of 19 , Aug 29 9:46 PM

              Forgot to ask, who wee her parents?

              Jenelle.

               


              From: suth_to_aus@yahoogroups.com [mailto: suth_to_aus@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of Jenelle Mccarrick
              Sent: Tuesday, 30 August 2011 2:32 PM
              To: suth_to_aus@yahoogroups.com
              Subject: RE: [suth_to_aus] Re: NEW MEMBER ON THE LIST

               

               

              Ok Craig.

              Have you tried the www.ancestorsonboard.com for passenger lists, do you know there is free access for a week through ancestry on shipping and immigration. Electoral rolls, you had to be 21 to vote, women got the vote in 1894 in south Australia which was the first state to give women the vote after New Zealand .

              Also try the fibis site for Indian research and google family history India should have a bk in the addy. If you had ties to the UK don’t think it mattered (I’m probably wrong), also check the www.naa.gov.au (National archives of Australia) click record search, then enter as a guest then click passenger list, did you try the unassisted immigration, Victoria at all?

              Jenelle.

               


              From: suth_to_aus@yahoogroups.com [mailto: suth_to_aus@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of Craig McLaughlin
              Sent: Tuesday, 30 August 2011 2:04 PM
              To: suth_to_aus@yahoogroups.com
              Subject: [suth_to_aus] Re: NEW MEMBER ON THE LIST

               

               

              Wow - talk about great service!

               

              I'm trying to figure out when and how Jessie Campbell MacLeod came to Australia , sometime around 1930.  Born in 1900 at Culkein in Assynt, I know she was a governess in India in the late 1920s (I have the shipping passes etc) but can find no evidence of her going to Australia from the UK .

               

              She was in the service of the Monahan family in Toorak from 1939 onwards but before that it's hard to tell.  One possibility is she was nursing one of the Russell family in a place called Carngham; I believe they are fairly well known in the Melbourne area.  This lead was traced from local electoral rolls which sadly only list name, occupation and gender (age is not provided), so it is hard to determine if I'm on the right track.  I guess one question would be, how quickly would an immigrant be eligible for voting?  I must confess total ignorance on this point - would she have first needed to become an Australian citizen or were the ties to the UK sufficient to get on the rolls?

               

              Does anyone know if it was possible for folks to emigrate to Australia direct from India and if so how I could track down the arrival etc?

               

              Many thanks!
              Craig


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            • Craig McLaughlin
              Thanks Jenelle, The Victoria site runs out at 1923 which is bad news for me I guess (or just a more fun challenge?) later documentation is available in their
              Message 6 of 19 , Aug 29 10:00 PM
                Thanks Jenelle,
                 
                The Victoria site runs out at 1923 which is bad news for me I guess (or just a more fun challenge?) later documentation is available in their on site records.  I had traced the voyages to India through the site you provided and so far nothing, which was why I wondered about the India to Australia possibility.
                 
                I'll get googling on some of those leads you provided - much obliged to you!
                Craig
              • Jenelle Mccarrick
                No worries..I ll have a look too. Jenelle. _____ From: suth_to_aus@yahoogroups.com [mailto:suth_to_aus@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Craig McLaughlin Sent:
                Message 7 of 19 , Aug 29 10:03 PM

                  No worries..I’ll have a look too.

                  Jenelle.

                   


                  From: suth_to_aus@yahoogroups.com [mailto: suth_to_aus@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of Craig McLaughlin
                  Sent: Tuesday, 30 August 2011 3:01 PM
                  To: suth_to_aus@yahoogroups.com
                  Subject: RE: [suth_to_aus] Re: NEW MEMBER ON THE LIST

                   

                   

                  Thanks Jenelle,

                   

                  The Victoria site runs out at 1923 which is bad news for me I guess (or just a more fun challenge?) later documentation is available in their on site records.  I had traced the voyages to India through the site you provided and so far nothing, which was why I wondered about the India to Australia possibility.

                   

                  I'll get googling on some of those leads you provided - much obliged to you!
                  Craig


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                • Craig McLaughlin
                  Just saw your parent question. Jessie was one of ten from Culkein, about 8 miles North of Lochinver. Her parents were Hector (Eachain) and Georgina (Seordaig)
                  Message 8 of 19 , Aug 29 10:21 PM
                    Just saw your parent question.
                     
                    Jessie was one of ten from Culkein, about 8 miles North of Lochinver.  Her parents were Hector (Eachain) and Georgina (Seordaig) MacLeod, who ran the general store at Culkein, which became the Post Office in the 1930s.  Of the 10 siblings, two stayed in Culkein (the PO stayed in the family until its closure in 1983), three relocated within the UK, four went to BC in Canada and Jessie to Australia.
                     
                    I myself was born and bred in Glasgow but now live in Canada (Toronto).  I spent many summers in Assynt as a boy and have been fortunate to take my own children back a couple of times already to show them the amazing scenery.
                     
                    All the best,
                    Craig

                    On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 1:03 AM, Jenelle Mccarrick <jmac2005@...> wrote:
                     

                    No worries..I’ll have a look too.

                    Jenelle.

                     


                    From: suth_to_aus@yahoogroups.com [mailto:suth_to_aus@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Craig McLaughlin
                    Sent: Tuesday, 30 August 2011 3:01 PM


                    To: suth_to_aus@yahoogroups.com
                    Subject: RE: [suth_to_aus] Re: NEW MEMBER ON THE LIST

                     

                     

                    Thanks Jenelle,

                     

                    The Victoria site runs out at 1923 which is bad news for me I guess (or just a more fun challenge?) later documentation is available in their on site records.  I had traced the voyages to India through the site you provided and so far nothing, which was why I wondered about the India to Australia possibility.

                     

                    I'll get googling on some of those leads you provided - much obliged to you!
                    Craig


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                  • Craig McLaughlin
                    Getting great info already - the attached (bullets 3 & 4) shows that Jessie would indeed have been eligible to vote despite her relative newness to the
                    Message 9 of 19 , Aug 29 10:30 PM
                      Getting great info already - the attached (bullets 3 & 4) shows that Jessie would indeed have been eligible to vote despite her relative newness to the country!
                       

                      Information about electoral rolls

                      Who is listed on electoral rolls

                      • Electoral enrolment has been compulsory for all Australian citizens over the statutory voting age since 1925. The voting age was lowered from 21 to 18 in 1974.
                      • All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have been entitled to enrol since 1962, and have been required to enrol since 1984. Between 1949 and 1962 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were eligible to enrol and vote only if they had served in the Defence Forces, or, the electoral law in their State of residence qualified them to vote in State elections.
                      • Until 1984 British subjects resident in Australia were also eligible to enrol and vote.
                      • Women have been included on Commonwealth electoral rolls from 1902 when Commonwealth legislation came into effect. The first Commonwealth elections in 1901 were conducted under State franchise laws, meaning that only women in South Australia and Western Australia (which had extended the franchise to include women in 1894 and 1899 respectively) only were eligible to vote.
                    • Jenelle Mccarrick
                      Craig thanks for the additional information, the Victorian government gazettes are on line too, google that might be helpful Would have been a great trip to go
                      Message 10 of 19 , Aug 29 11:59 PM

                        Craig thanks for the additional information, the Victorian government gazettes are on line too, google that might be helpful

                        Would have been a great trip to go back to where your ancestors came from.

                        Jenelle.

                         


                        From: suth_to_aus@yahoogroups.com [mailto: suth_to_aus@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of Craig McLaughlin
                        Sent: Tuesday, 30 August 2011 3:22 PM
                        To: suth_to_aus@yahoogroups.com
                        Subject: Re: [suth_to_aus] Re: NEW MEMBER ON THE LIST

                         

                         

                        Just saw your parent question.

                         

                        Jessie was one of ten from Culkein, about 8 miles North of Lochinver.  Her parents were Hector (Eachain) and Georgina (Seordaig) MacLeod, who ran the general store at Culkein, which became the Post Office in the 1930s..  Of the 10 siblings, two stayed in Culkein (the PO stayed in the family until its closure in 1983), three relocated within the UK , four went to BC in Canada and Jessie to Australia .

                         

                        I myself was born and bred in Glasgow but now live in Canada ( Toronto )..  I spent many summers in Assynt as a boy and have been fortunate to take my own children back a couple of times already to show them the amazing scenery.

                         

                        All the best,
                        Craig

                        On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 1:03 AM, Jenelle Mccarrick <jmac2005@...> wrote:

                         

                        No worries..I’ll have a look too.

                        Jenelle.

                         


                        From: suth_to_aus@yahoogroups.com [mailto:suth_to_aus@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Craig McLaughlin
                        Sent: Tuesday, 30 August 2011 3:01 PM


                        To: suth_to_aus@yahoogroups.com
                        Subject: RE: [suth_to_aus] Re: NEW MEMBER ON THE LIST

                         

                         

                        Thanks Jenelle,

                         

                        The Victoria site runs out at 1923 which is bad news for me I guess (or just a more fun challenge?) later documentation is available in their on site records.  I had traced the voyages to India through the site you provided and so far nothing, which was why I wondered about the India to Australia possibility.

                         

                        I'll get googling on some of those leads you provided - much obliged to you!
                        Craig


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                      • Judy
                        Craig If she was a British citizen I m pretty sure she could vote You should find shipping records for that period from UK to Australia on Find My Past but I m
                        Message 11 of 19 , Aug 30 12:17 AM
                          Craig
                          If she was a British citizen I'm pretty sure she could vote
                          You should find shipping records for that period from UK to Australia on Find My Past but I'm not too sure about from India.{But I'd check it anyway...she may have returned home first]
                          She could certainly have immigrated directly from India esp if she were sponsored [any likely family?]
                          Government sponsored immigration ended for a period in 1930. [Depression] Would she have paid her own way?
                          There will be a record of her Immigration at the National Archives but you'll probably have to pin down a time frame. Any luck in shipping on NLA Newspaper Website?...a longshot but I did find one I was looking for there.
                          Judy
                          PS I just checked FTM and got these hits for travel to Australia between 1925 and 1935
                           

                          Last
                          name
                           Sort
                          First
                          name
                          Year of
                          birth
                           DepartureDestination 
                          country
                          Destination 
                          port
                          TranscriptImage
                          Sexyearport

                          MACLEOD1898M1926LondonAustraliaMelbourneVIEWVIEW
                          MACLEOD1898F1928LondonAustraliaBrisbaneVIEWVIEW
                          MCLEOD Unknown1925LondonAustraliaSydneyVIEWVIEW
                          MCLEOD1900F1934LondonAustraliaFremantleVIEWVIEW
                          MCLEODJ D M1898M1931LondonAustraliaSydneyVIEW

                           
                          Wow - talk about great service!
                           
                          I'm trying to figure out when and how Jessie Campbell MacLeod came to Australia, sometime around 1930.  Born in 1900 at Culkein in Assynt, I know she was a governess in India in the late 1920s (I have the shipping passes etc) but can find no evidence of her going to Australia from the UK.
                           
                          She was in the service of the Monahan family in Toorak from 1939 onwards but before that it's hard to tell.  One possibility is she was nursing one of the Russell family in a place called Carngham; I believe they are fairly well known in the Melbourne area.  This lead was traced from local electoral rolls which sadly only list name, occupation and gender (age is not provided), so it is hard to determine if I'm on the right track.  I guess one question would be, how quickly would an immigrant be eligible for voting?  I must confess total ignorance on this point - would she have first needed to become an Australian citizen or were the ties to the UK sufficient to get on the rolls?
                           
                          Does anyone know if it was possible for folks to emigrate to Australia direct from India and if so how I could track down the arrival etc?
                           
                          Many thanks!
                          Craig
                        • Jenelle Mccarrick
                          Just had a thought too to check the world connect project, google images.. The reason they lowered the voting age to 18..after the Vietnam war, they would send
                          Message 12 of 19 , Aug 30 12:32 AM

                            Just had a thought too to check the world connect project, google images..

                            The reason they lowered the voting age to 18..after the Vietnam war, they would send you to war, you could drink, but you could not vote..

                            Jenelle.

                             


                            From: suth_to_aus@yahoogroups.com [mailto: suth_to_aus@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of Craig McLaughlin
                            Sent: Tuesday, 30 August 2011 3:30 PM
                            To: suth_to_aus@yahoogroups.com
                            Subject: RE: [suth_to_aus] Re: NEW MEMBER ON THE LIST

                             

                             

                            Getting great info already - the attached (bullets 3 & 4) shows that Jessie would indeed have been eligible to vote despite her relative newness to the country!

                             

                            Information about electoral rolls

                            Who is listed on electoral rolls

                            • Electoral enrolment has been compulsory for all Australian citizens over the statutory voting age since 1925. The voting age was lowered from 21 to 18 in 1974.
                            • All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have been entitled to enrol since 1962, and have been required to enrol since 1984. Between 1949 and 1962 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were eligible to enrol and vote only if they had served in the Defence Forces, or, the electoral law in their State of residence qualified them to vote in State elections.
                            • Until 1984 British subjects resident in Australia were also eligible to enrol and vote.
                            • Women have been included on Commonwealth electoral rolls from 1902 when Commonwealth legislation came into effect. The first Commonwealth elections in 1901 were conducted under State franchise laws, meaning that only women in South Australia and Western Australia (which had extended the franchise to include women in 1894 and 1899 respectively) only were eligible to vote.

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                          • Judy
                            Craig Do you know if she married? Or ...maybe disappeared off the Electoral Roll? I have been looking for a death for her in Victoria ...I have index to 1985
                            Message 13 of 19 , Aug 30 12:42 AM
                              Craig
                              Do you know if she married?
                              Or ...maybe disappeared off the Electoral Roll?
                               
                              I have been looking for a death for her in Victoria ...I have index to 1985 ...but no luck so far
                              Judy
                               
                              -----
                              She was in the service of the Monahan family in Toorak from 1939 onwards but before that it's hard to tell.  One possibility is she was nursing one of the Russell family in a place called Carngham; I believe they are fairly well known in the Melbourne area.  This lead was traced from local electoral rolls which sadly only list name, occupation and gender (age is not provided), so it is hard to determine if I'm on the right track.  I guess one question would be, how quickly would an immigrant be eligible for voting?  I must confess total ignorance on this point - would she have first needed to become an Australian citizen or were the ties to the UK sufficient to get on the rolls?
                               
                              Does anyone know if it was possible for folks to emigrate to Australia direct from India and if so how I could track down the arrival etc?
                               
                              Many thanks!
                              Craig



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                            • Frances Bishop
                              Thanks to Jenelle, Judy and Craig for packing so much useful information into this morning s digest. I can t help thinking that digest mode is ideal when it
                              Message 14 of 19 , Aug 30 4:48 PM
                                Thanks to Jenelle, Judy and Craig for packing so much useful
                                information into this morning's digest. I can't help thinking that
                                digest mode is ideal when it comes to reading 12 great messages one
                                after the other. Taken together, we see what this list is all
                                about... caring, welcoming and sharing. Best wishes and thanks for
                                the uplifting start to my day! - Frances in Canada
                              • Jenelle Mccarrick
                                We try..trying to think of other sites for craig, most parts of Victoria have their own historical societies and site search, if she married or died, may
                                Message 15 of 19 , Aug 30 7:24 PM

                                  We try..trying to think of other sites for craig, most parts of Victoria have their own historical societies and site search, if she married or died, may reveal how long in Australia …

                                  Jenelle.

                                   


                                  From: suth_to_aus@yahoogroups.com [mailto: suth_to_aus@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of Frances Bishop
                                  Sent: Wednesday, 31 August 2011 9:48 AM
                                  To: suth_to_aus@yahoogroups.com
                                  Subject: [suth_to_aus] Re: NEW MEMBER ON THE LIST

                                   

                                   

                                  Thanks to Jenelle, Judy and Craig for packing so much useful
                                  information into this morning's digest. I can't help thinking that
                                  digest mode is ideal when it comes to reading 12 great messages one
                                  after the other. Taken together, we see what this list is all
                                  about... caring, welcoming and sharing. Best wishes and thanks for
                                  the uplifting start to my day! - Frances in Canada


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                                • Craig McLaughlin
                                  It sounds like you want the long story! So from what I can gather, she died intestate in 1990 (Sept 17th) in Melbourne. Some time after her siblings were
                                  Message 16 of 19 , Aug 30 11:39 PM
                                    It sounds like you want the long story!
                                     
                                    So from what I can gather, she died intestate in 1990 (Sept 17th) in Melbourne.  Some time after her siblings were contacted by government trustees but I believe this was the first contact in decades.  She does not appear to have ever married but she was now known as Janet instead of Jessie.  Research uncovered an obituary from the Monahan family which in turn led to a fairly concrete picture from 1939 to 1954.  After 1954 though....???
                                     
                                    Prior to 1939 we knew about her time in India from family folk lore and this was confirmed with shipping passages in 1928 and 1929.  So the big question is when, how and why she went to Australia, where she settled before 1939 and then of course what she did after 1954?  I think the electoral rolls could be the best avenue to pursue and I probably need to hunt down all MacLeods/McLeods named Janet or Jessie in the state of Victoria.
                                     
                                    Thanks to all for your help and let me echo Frances' comments about the great welcome to the community!
                                     
                                    Cheers,
                                    Craig
                                     
                                    PS - Judy the 1934 voyage to Freemantle was one I had seen before as 1900 matches her birth year.  Something in my gut just says it's not quite right though.
                                  • Judy
                                    Craig It sounds as if you may have to trace her forwards and backwards from electoral rolls. I don t know how you would get a death certificate if you are not
                                    Message 17 of 19 , Aug 31 1:48 AM
                                      Craig
                                      It sounds as if you may have to trace her forwards and backwards from electoral rolls.
                                      I don't know how you would get a death certificate if you are not a descendant [and of course no one is]
                                      However, I would imagine there is some info as to her last known address in the intestacy papers which you may be able to get from the Victorian state archives if they have been deposited there. [This should also have a death certificate included]
                                       
                                      The papers may still be with the probate office:
                                      Registrar of Probates
                                      Supreme Court of Victoria
                                      Level 2: 436 Lonsdale Street
                                      Melbourne VIC 3000
                                       
                                      Public trustees would also have a copy of the files.
                                      Having a last known address would be the way to start.
                                       
                                       
                                      Don't be too hasty in discarding the Freemantle record ..:)
                                      It sounds like you want the long story!
                                       
                                      So from what I can gather, she died intestate in 1990 (Sept 17th) in Melbourne.  Some time after her siblings were contacted by government trustees but I believe this was the first contact in decades.  She does not appear to have ever married but she was now known as Janet instead of Jessie.  Research uncovered an obituary from the Monahan family which in turn led to a fairly concrete picture from 1939 to 1954.  After 1954 though....???
                                       
                                      Prior to 1939 we knew about her time in India from family folk lore and this was confirmed with shipping passages in 1928 and 1929.  So the big question is when, how and why she went to Australia, where she settled before 1939 and then of course what she did after 1954?  I think the electoral rolls could be the best avenue to pursue and I probably need to hunt down all MacLeods/McLeods named Janet or Jessie in the state of Victoria.
                                       
                                      Thanks to all for your help and let me echo Frances' comments about the great welcome to the community!
                                       
                                      Cheers,
                                      Craig
                                       
                                      PS - Judy the 1934 voyage to Freemantle was one I had seen before as 1900 matches her birth year.  Something in my gut just says it's not quite right though.

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