Can you kindly ascertain for me from the
aborigines in your neighbourhood what their beliefs are
upon the subjects mentioned below:
(1) What are the clouds supposed to be?
(2) Is the sky supposed to be a solid vault over the earth?
(3) What is supposed to be beyond the sky?
(4) What is the sun supposed to be? And what explanation
is given to account for its reappearance in the East in the
morning after going out of sight in the West the
(5) What is the moon supposed to be - and what
explanation is given to account for the various phases
from new moon to full moon?
(6) What are their beliefs as to the stars, shooting stars,
comets, the Aurora Australis.
I am Dear Sir