Letter from Bulmer 11 January 1878

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Lake Tyers
Jan 11th 1878

My dear Mr Howitt
I have made enquiries about
marriage of Blacks + send you
the result.
It appears to me there is no
strict law against marrying
in any tribe. I find in asking
them for instance when the
Bul Butta got wives + the
women husbands they mainly
give instances of marriage
in the quarters indicated
but at the same time they
express themselves as being able
to get wives anywhere.
I see you apply the term
Kani as the description of a
tribe. I think the term is used

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Document Details

Date 11 Jan 1878
Letter From Bulmer, Reverend John
Letter To Howitt, Alfred William
Country Australia
Holding Institution Museums Victoria
Collection Name Alfred W. Howitt Collection
Registration Number XM 77
Medium Letter
Region Gippsland
Locality Lake Tyers
Summary Content of the letter relates to marriage rules and much of the information is obtained from Reverend Bulmer's informant, named as King Charley. Two annotations on the back page indicating that A.W. Howitt had forwarded this letter to Lorimer Fison on two occasions. First annotation is dated 15/01/1879; the second dated 20/1/1879.
Physical Description Letter, handwritten, ink. Dated and signed. Single sheet, four pages. Good condition; fold marks.