Letter from Muirhead to Howitt 1898, QLD

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Date 09 Nov 1898
Letter From Muirhead, J C
Letter To Howitt, Mr Alfred William
Country Australia
Holding Institution Museums Victoria
Collection Name Alfred W. Howitt Collection
Registration Number XM 264
Medium Letter
Summary Content provides description of Wakelbura marriage rules and practices. Muirhead notes that the Wakelbura forbade marriage between cousins. His experience is that 'as soon as the child is born' the mothers choose the husband for reasons to do with their hunting or fighting skill, or their friendship etc.
Physical Description Letter, handwritten in ink. One sheet, three pages. Condition: good.