Brooke to Howitt 8 September 1884

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(1) East Normanby River
Sep 8th 1884

My dear Sir
I duly received yours dated
August 18th and forward you
the information that you require
and hope you will find it right.
I have tried to interest my
brother officers in your work and
though I myself fully recognise the
value and importance of your
work and sympathise with you
in your desire for information I
fear they do not look on it in
the same light and cannot
spare the time and trouble it
I have also spoken to a gentleman
named Coventry who is working
the blacks on the Bloomfield River

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Document Details

Date 08 Sep 1884
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 65
Medium Letter
Locality Cooktown
Summary Letter presents information on 8 classes relating to Aboriginal groups around Cooktown. Comment made that to understand the class system one needs an understanding of natural history. Representatives from at least 10 different groups in Jocelyn Brooke's camp.
Physical Description Letter, handwritten, ink. Two sheets purple/blue paper. Good condition.