Jocelyn Brooke to Howitt 12 October 1882

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Document Details

Date 12 Oct 1882
Letter From Brooke, Mr Jocelyn
Letter To Howitt, Mr Alfred William
Country Australia
Colony/State Queensland
Holding Institution Museums Victoria
Collection Name Alfred W. Howitt Collection
Registration Number XM 61
Medium Letter
Locality Walsh River
Summary Content relates to the social organisation of Aboriginal groups of Rockhampton and Port Mackay, Queensland. Response to Howitt's letter published in the 'Queenslander'. The correspondent, Jocelyn Brooke, was formerly Protector of Aborigines in the Mackay district. Discusses classes of the Rockhampton groups and Port Mackay groups. Hand drawn illustration of a 'cubatine' which explains classes. Includes a description of the Bora, including nose piercing and tooth avulsion.
Physical Description Letter, handwritten, ink. One sheet. Good condition.