Letter from Bulmer 20 April 1880

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Transcription - Page 8

Left Column:
The word Natbun is none
and belongs to this language
Witouro I cannot find
in this language
If these words appear in
Wallace's Australasia
he must have made a
mistake in patterning
them in the Gipps Land
language. Just the same
as he has placed the
Krouathun Kani
in Adelaide. There
can be no doubt that
the Gentleman has got
a little correct information
mixed with some very

Right Column

I hope I have given you the
information you require.
I have no doubt when
your work is published there
will be more light on the
subject of Aboriginal life
than there has been hitherto.
With kind regards to Mrs
+ family
I remain
faithfully yours
John Bulmer

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Document Details

Date 20 Apr 1880
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 82
Medium Letter
Region Gippsland
Locality Lake Tyers
Summary "The letter discusses the region around the junction of the Darling and Murray Rivers. Content also relates to the Gippsland District. Discusses social organisation and marriage laws and customs. Reply to A.W. Howitt's questionnaire and questions relating to language. Also mentions ""Wallace's Australasia"" when speaking of languages."
Physical Description Letter, handwritten in ink. Signed and dated. Three folded sheets, eleven pages. Vertical, red-pencil line through text on three pages. Condition: fair; small tears along central folds; slightly tattered upper edges.