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Mary Walker was born in Australia, ant Ted Walker may have been stationed there when he met Mary.

Mary frequently refers to her childhood and youth in Australia. Titty says: What about rubbing noses. Like the natives you told us about in the Australian bush (SA16).

When the Swallows see the four-masted barque Pommern Daddy says In ballast .... She'll have left her grain at Ipswitch. She'll have come round the Horn from Australia .... (WD24).

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