stevedore

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stevedore

a person employed to load or unload ships
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In December 1862, for example, The Times (reproduced in the Sydney Morning Herald [SMH] 20 March 1863: 2) reported the Anglican Bishop of London as charging that the poorer metropolitan parishes were 'full of a shifting and precariously employed population of dock labourers, weavers, or costermongers' (costermongers were street sellers).
Joseph McGrath, a 22-yearold dock labourer, spent Christmas night that year in Holden's public house in Upper Frederick Street with his brother John, cousin William and another man named Thomas Gallagher.
Thomas was a dock labourer who rarely bothered finding work, living off his wife's meagre earnings as a charwoman.
It was not until after midnight that anybody offered assistance to Cecilia, when dock labourer Francis Kehoe was returning home and walked past Ann and Mary, who were still talking.
Robbie, 64, a dad-of-six, grandfather of 11 and great-grandfather of one, adds: "I'd like to find out more about this brave Liverpudlian who gave his life in the most horrifying and terrifying of circumstances - that most of us cannot possibly imagine." What Robbie does know about Michael is that he was a dock labourer, married to Jane Catherine (known as Janey).
I was brought up in the 1940s, My parents had eight children, my father was a dock labourer who went to work each morning and had to practically beg for work.
On November 20, 1914, 50-year-old confectioner Johann Heymanis, a sailor called Henry Mathasen, and dock labourer Johann Streeng all appeared at Bootle Police Court accused of failing to leave the area.
The Liverpool dock labourer left a wife and child at home in Barnet Street, off Earle Street.
IN 1871, a young dock labourer by the name of Alexander McIntyre spent the afternoon of Tuesday, May 9, indulging in far more than a drop to drink.