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  • Chinese labourer, circa 1950s

    Economy · Personalities · Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Heritage and Culture · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919-
    This is a 1950s photograph of a Chinese labourer taken when he was onboard a boat. Labourers were typically used for hard manual work and back-breaking tasks such as loading and unloading cargo. It was a common sight in early Singapore to see such labourers carrying gunny sacks filled with...
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