Notes from Shillinglaw's book

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Transcription - Page 3

Considering the short distance from
the main Camp (Sorrento as it is now
called) - and that from the NE point
of the Bay Mr Tucker went 5 or 6 miles
across the bay - his position can scarcely
have been at the NW if
Port Phillip nor can the Freshwater
in the "NE point of the bay"
be the Cananook creek as suggested
by Mr Shillinglaw in a footnote p 92
-the locality must have been
Swan Bay and the Freshwater
- the "straight" mentioned must have
been the southern channel
out of Swan Bay

The blacks seen carrying a headman
must have been of the Geelong side
and not those of Westernport district

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Document Details

Date 1908 - 1870
Letter From
Letter To
Author Howitt, Alfred William
Country Australia
Holding Institution State Library of Victoria
Collection Name
Registration Number MS9356/416
Medium Notes
Summary MS 9356 [Series] Correspondence and notes concerning aboriginal tribes - Aboriginal tribes of Victoria. [Sub Series] Port Phillip (see also Wurunjerri and Kulin nation) [Item Title] Notes on the head man of the Port Phillip aborigines from J. J Shillinglaw's book 'Historical records of Port Phillip', Melbourne, 1870. [Summary note] 3 pages. Box 1053 [Folder] 5(d) [State Library Victoria record 2018]
Physical Description References and notes, handwritten in ink, undated and unsigned. Numbered pages 1 to 3. Front page has annotations left hand side margin and a vertical pencil mark through half the page.