Brooke to Howitt n.d.

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Document Details

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 69
Medium Letter
Locality Walsh River
Summary Content largely relates to material culture and includes pen and ink sketches of household implements and weapons with descriptions. Brooke describes them as 'rough sketches of weapons, implements etc and drawings done by the natives in caves'. The sketches also have descriptions of each one and their purpose. Brooke states that they were 'commonly used in the Cook District'. Also includes an extraordinary drawing of an axe made from a horseshoe. Much of the correspondence from J. Brooke to A. Howitt took place largely between 1882-1885.
Physical Description Letter, including notes, handwritten, undated. Three sheets, three pages. Letter is one sheet with only one side used and is torn almost completely along main fold. Notes are two foolscap sheets (purple/blue in colour) and include drawings of weapons and implements with descriptions. Good condition.