Hughenden: 10 June 1921. Manuscript letter on Northern Country Party red and blue letterhead, by Robert Nowland, candidate for House of Representatives (Kennedy Electorate).
The letter with printed Party "objective" statement at the left margin: "Our objective: to elect members to Parliament who will legislate for the increased development and production of the State and thus benefit all classes". The Party was formed in the 1920s and advocated for northern interests and northern separation.
Nowland writes to a friend, boasting of a holiday at the seaside and a newly acquired servant: "I'm scared anyone entices her away with the lure of gold. I only pay her £1 a week and people say I'm lucky to get her for that". The National Archives record Robert Allen Nowland, born near Dalby, joined the AIF in August of 1914 at age 29 and lists his occupation as Railway Employee.
8 x 10 1/4". The printed name of the organizing secretary, H. G. Bradley, struck through, and replaced with Nowland's name, in ink. Very good condition. Item #25879