Brooke to Howitt 8 September 1884

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I have no less than ten
representatives of different
tribes in my camp but I
think you understand there is
a great difficulty in getting
information of the kind from
blacks. Some have forgotten
and others think it is mere
impertinent curiosity on the
part of a white man to ask
questions of the kind and are
therefore reticent on the subject.

I hope at some future period
to be able to give you some
valuable information about the
natives in these parts. I am quite
aware that such information is useless
unless it is complete.

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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.