Letter from John Bulmer 10 October 1878

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Lake Tyers
Oct 10th 1878
My dear Mr Howitt,
I have to acknowledge the
receipt of your three letters
relating to the Manners +c of the
Blacks. I am sorry I have
been so much occupied
of late but I think I may
be able to do something in
the matter now.
With regard to Tulebas information
I think he is not reliable. It is
not always necessary for a young
Kani to run off with a girl.
They only run off when it is a love
match and cannot get the
parents consent.
In the marriage contract the
wish of the woman is not asked.
The whole affair is managed by
the Brother or next of kin, and

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Document Details

Date 10 Oct 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 78
Medium Letter
Region Gippsland
Locality Lake Tyers
Summary Letter provides information on groups of the Gippsland District, regarding marriage rules and elopement, medicine, illness, and some language translations.
Physical Description Letter, handwritten, ink. Two sheets, eight pages. Condition: Fair; slight tear on main fold at bottom; centre crease fragile.