Hagenauer to Howitt 1 May 1880

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Ramahyuck May 1st 1880

Dear Mr. Howitt
I received your note of the 26th
ultimo in due time and called yesterday
at your office at Sale, but did not find you,
so I give you the information about the names
of the tribes mentioned, and hope when I see
you to have a longer talk about it, for you
seem not to have had any information
on the subject.

I, Tarrawarracka Tribe, or name of
the Tarra family.
lived at Port Albert, Tarraville, Alberton;
in 1862 I found 17 still alive, but now there is
only Jimmy Fetched and old Lamfrie's wife

Bellum Bellum - Woodside, Prospect and along
the seacoast along Reeves Lake.
Only alive now: Tommy Arnott and Albert
others are all dead.
This was the tribe or family of old
in 1862.

Woollum Wullum, Hilltop along the Latrobe as
far as Rosedale; still alive
Coleman, Lily - was old King Jimmy

Moona and Ngattbau - from Stratford down
to Lake Victoria old Ngary's country.

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Document Details

Date 01 May 1880
Letter From Hagenauer, Reverend Friedrich August
Letter To Howitt, Alfred William
Country Australia
Holding Institution Museums Victoria
Collection Name Alfred W. Howitt Collection
Registration Number XM 188
Medium Letter
Region Southeast Australia
Locality Ramahyuck
Summary Response to enquiries by A.W. Howitt and provides an overview of number of Aboriginal groups in Victoria; their boundaries and their population numbers. Mentions a number of local Aboriginal people by first name or surname only including the Tarra family; Morgan; Coleman, Lily; Emma and Louise.
Physical Description Letter, handwritten in ink. Signed and dated. One sheet, two pages. Condition: good.