Letter from Muirhead to Howitt 1898, QLD
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09 Nov 1898
Muirhead, J C
Howitt, Mr Alfred William
Alfred W. Howitt Collection
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.
Letter, handwritten in ink. One sheet, three pages. Condition: good.