Bulmer to Howitt 4/12/1880

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afterwards said Polly was her
[Namban - crossed out] Mirangang [sic].
The fight was about the
eloping with Jim Crow.
Jim Crow being Kookong
to Tommy Tambo and
his wife Polly being a
Mangarang it was
clearly the duty of the
two to punish Jimmy as
the eloping was very
likely to get Jim Crow
into trouble so as the
Blks would punish
Jim. his [sic] relations would
punish Jenny. I have
noticed this as an
invariable rule.
You will see that there
could be no incest in
Jim Crow having Jenny

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Document Details

Date 04 Dec 1880
Letter From Bulmer, Reverend John
Letter To Howitt, Alfred William
Country Australia
Colony/State Victoria
Holding Institution State Library of Victoria
Collection Name Alfred W. Howitt Collection
Registration Number MS9356/395
Medium Letter
Region Gippsland
Locality Lake Tyers
Summary MS 9356 [Series] Correspondence and notes concerning aboriginal tribes - Aboriginal tribes of Victoria. [Sub Series] Kurnai [Item Title] Letter from John Bulmer to A. W. Howitt. [Summary note] Lake Tyers. 7 pages. 1880 December 04. Box 1053 [Folder] 3(a) [State Library Victoria record 2018]
Physical Description Covering letter signed and dated with six additional pages referred to a as report of an interview by Rev Bulmer.