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submitted by George Poulos on 04.12.2004

The commercial traveller.

This refers to the travelling salespeople who moved from one country town to another promoting the goods produced by their companies.

They sold wholesale products, for example Allens sweets and Cadbury's choclates, to cafes.

Some Greek-Australians became travelling salesmen.

Nancy Keesing in Lily on the Dustbin, Penguin, Ringwood, 1982 - describes one traveller in the 1930's who always sought out the local Greek cafe in order to eat Greek food with the owners.

Keesing book referred to in -

Janis Wilton.
Immigrants in the Bush.
Cafes and Cafe Owners.

Armidale College of Advanced Education.
81 x A4 pages.

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