Jocelyn Brooke to Howitt 12 October 1882
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12 Oct 1882
Brooke, Mr Jocelyn
Howitt, Mr Alfred William
Alfred W. Howitt Collection
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.
Letter, handwritten, ink. One sheet. Good condition.