Letter from John Bulmer 8 February 1904

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Document Details

Date 8-Feb-04
Letter From Bulmer, Reverend John
Letter To Howitt, Mr Alfred William
Country Australia
Colony/State Victoria
Holding Institution Museums Victoria
Collection Name Alfred W. Howitt Collection
Registration Number XM 91
Medium Letter
Region Gippsland
Locality Lake Tyers
Summary Content relates to the Kurnai of Gippsland. Letter also discusses the family tree of Colin Hood of the Western District of Victoria. Refers to marriage rules and how persons named after Bunjil, indicated that they were expert in catching the animal after which they were named, for example, Bunjil Tumbun (Perch), Bunjil Bundul (flathead) etc.
Physical Description Letter, handwritten in ink. One sheet; two pages. Condition: good but the paper is thin and the handwriting from one side is visible from the other, making reading difficult.