Letter to Editor of Australian

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The Editor of the "Australian"

Dear Sir
I have read with interest Mr W Craig's
communication in the Australian of the 19th inst on the subject of the name
Permit me now to point out as a
further contribution to the discussion of this
much disputed name that another
explanation is suggested by a "Vocabulary
of Australian aborigines in the neighbourhood of Cooktown
N. Queensland" by Richard Phillips with a
note by Sydney H. Ray. This appeared
in the |Journal of the Anthropological Institute
of Gt Britain of August 1897, and it
includes the following inst:
"Thumb Mangal-Kangaroo
"Toe (great) - Tamal - Kangaroo

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Document Details

Letter From Howitt, Mr Alfred William
Letter To The Editor - The Australian
Country Australia
Holding Institution Museums Victoria
Collection Name Alfred W. Howitt Collection
Registration Number XM 458
Medium Letter
Locality Melbourne
Summary "A.W. Howitt's response to W. Craig's communication in the Australian on the origin of the word ""Kangaroo""."
Physical Description Draft letter, handwritten in ink, undated. Two sheets, two pages. Condition: paper loss (torn) from upper edge.