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February 20. { One of the principal factors of a woman's sucess in life in the colonies is a thorough training in the domestic arts. This is realised by all who study the question of female emigration, and should be impiessed on every prospective emigrant. It is difficult for a girl or woman brought up in England, with -very convenience and service at hand, to realise the kind of task which may iall to her lot in some of the up-country 'districts. She must be prepared to fling herself into a breach and do the work that is nearest, whether it is ■cooking, nursing, laundry, or anything -else that happens to come along. It is necessary, therefore, that her training shall be a wide and inclusive one. On the other, hand, there is not the ■constant drudgery to be found" in so I many English homes that tends to -weary the body and soul of the town' dweller^ such as is typified in the endless dusting of valueless"knick-knacks," generally the' accumulation of ages, which are mercifully absent in a new country—the . barbarous habit of "hearthstoning" the front-step, which the first muddy foot soils, the incessant and hopeless warfare against soot and dirt, and the general petty tyranny of small things, in that endeavour to keep up appearances. Abroad, she will find numerous labour-saving devices, and though fche work is hard, it is generally oh a big scale, and she will at least see some reward for hours of toil. Thus, a domestic training is a primary consideration.

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THE WORLD TO-DAY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8799, 20 February 1914

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THE WORLD TO-DAY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8799, 20 February 1914

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