Notes on Morrill

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Letter From
Letter To
Author Howitt, Mr Alfred William
Country Australia
Holding Institution Museums Victoria
Collection Name Alfred W. Howitt Collection
Registration Number XM 261
Medium Notes
Summary Notes by A.W. Howitt from his reading of 'Sketch of residence among the Aboriginals of Northern Queensland for seventeen years by James Morrill', 1863. This item is a copy of excerpts from the account of James Morrill, who lived amongst the Aboriginal people around Townsville before settlement. Annotations in left hand margin of each page are: Falling stars, White men, locality, Children, Infanticide, Wives, Chiefs, Cannibalism, eclipse, sun/moon, deluge/flood, and Bora, relationships, burial. Although there is discussion of Bora, it relates to the elements of the ceremony that inlcudes female relatives.
Physical Description Notes, handwritten in ink, undated. Six blue foolscap sheets, six pages. Pages are numbered 1 to 6. Annotations in left hand margins of each page. Condition: good.