Notes from Jenny Cooper and John Bulmer, n.d.

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Date 1908 - 1875
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 95
Medium Notes
Region Gippsland
Locality Lake Tyers
Summary "Response to A.W. Howitt's questionnaire. Rev. Bulmer providing information from Jenny Cooper regarding language, marriage and social organisation. Content records the consequences of elopement, and that a ""wrong marriage"" may result in the man being killed. In the division of the group, men are eaglehawks and women are crows. Mentions that Omeo group call themselves Ya-it-mathung and seeking the meaning of it also from Jenny Cooper. Much of the correspondence between Bulmer and Howitt occurred between 1875 and 1908."
Physical Description Notes, handwritten in ink, undated. Possibly an incomplete letter. Single folded sheet, four pages. Red pencilled annotation, top left of first page. Content hand-ruled into sections. Condition: good.