A L P Cameron to Howitt 3 August 1882

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Date 03 Aug 1882
Letter From Cameron, A L P
Letter To Howitt, Mr Alfred William
Country Australia
Colony/State New South Wales
Holding Institution Museums Victoria
Collection Name Alfred W. Howitt Collection
Registration Number XM 118
Medium Letter
Locality Mulurulu
Summary Content of letter relates to the Burkunji group of New South Wales. Discussion of marriage rules, including restrictions of certain relationships, and origins of the totem system, including the belief that they are descended from an ancestor who at their transformation was changed into the animal whose name they bear.
Physical Description Letter, handwritten in ink. Two quarto sheets, four pages. Additional text written across salutation on front page. Condition: good.