Shaw to Howitt 4 December 1897

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A.W. Howitt Esq.
Melbourne [Underlined]

Dear Sir,

Since receiving your note I
have had a talk with Old Barak and
one or two other natives re the
information you want but I am
afraid I shall not be able to give
you a satisfactory reply to every

1) Turnung and Tadjery being brothers
are represented by the same little animal
you refer to, or rather two little animals
of the same kind.

Turnung (the younger brother) a smaller one
Tadjery (the elder brother) a larger one.

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Document Details

Date 4 Dec 1897
Letter From Shaw, Joseph
Letter To Howitt, Alfred William
Country Australia
Holding Institution State Library of Victoria
Collection Name Alfred W. Howitt Collection
Registration Number MS9356/422
Medium Letter
Region Port Phillip
Locality Coranderrk
Summary MS 9356 [Series] Correspondence and notes concerning aboriginal tribes - Aboriginal tribes of Victoria. [Sub Series] Wurunjerri (See also Kulin nation and Port Phillip) [Item Title] Letter from Joseph Shaw to A. W. Howitt. [Summary note] Coranderrk to Melbourne. 3 pages. 1897 December 4. Box 1054 [Folder] 1(a) [State Library Victoria record 2018]
Physical Description Handwritten in ink. Signed and dated. Answers to Howitt's questions provided with numbers 1 to 3 within the letter.