Shaw to Howitt 4 December 1897

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1054/1a [top right hand corner]

Of course you are right about the
meaning of "wurong" being "lip or

My own opinion is that the name of
a tribe, like many other names of the natives
has its origin from some notable
or prominent peculiarity in the
territory owned by the tribe but I
cannot get satisfactory evidence
from the natives here.

If you wish to ask me any
more questions I can only say
I shall be glad to help you all
I can.

With kindest regards in
Mrs Shaw unites.

I am, Dear Sir,
Yours respectfully
J. Shaw

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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.