Aldridge to Howitt 30 September 1883

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Boorall Maryborough
September 30th 1882

A.W.Howitt Esq.
Sale - Gippsland

Dear Sir
I beg to acknowledge your
letter dated August 1st asking for in-
formation about the aborigines
I shall be most happy to answer your
questions & [] to afford any in-
formation I can, your questions I
will answer at an early date for the
following reasons - for the last 10 years
the customs & habits of the aborigines
have completely changed & altho there
are a great many here now of the [young? ........]
know what were the habits & customs of
their fathers, therefore I must get some
of the old hands & work out the information.

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Document Details

Date 30 Sep 1883
Letter From Aldridge, Harry Edgar
Letter To Howitt, Mr Alfred William
Country Australia
Colony/State Queensland
Holding Institution Museums Victoria
Collection Name Alfred W. Howitt Collection
Registration Number XM 4
Medium Letter
Locality Maryborough
Summary Discusses Maryborough area, Queensland. Acknowledgement of A.W. Howitt letter with promise of further information. H.E. Aldridge has been able to speak the local language for twenty-three years and states to have thorough knowledge of the customs and has been present at ceremonies. There is mention of how customs have changed over the past ten years and the difficulty in recording Aboriginal languages.
Physical Description Letter, handwritten. One sheet, four pages. Good Condition