Letter from Jocelyn Brooke, undated

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Date 1885 - 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 67
Medium Letter
Locality Cooktown
Summary Information recording the many customs, beliefs, practices and ceremonies of the Kaibara group of Queensland. Discusses method for hunting kangaroos and fish and restrictions in hunting certain birds and animals. Medical conditions and how they are treated such as headaches and sores. Food restrictions, certain herbs used as poisons for fishing, curing headaches, toothaches and backaches, herbs for medicinal purposes, healing sores and wounds, protocols regarding death and mourning.
Physical Description Letter, incomplete, handwritten in ink, undated. One sheet, four pages. Top corner torn off otherwise condition is good.