Shaw to Howitt 15 May 1899

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1. Name not known, lived about Mt Macedon. Waang
2. Barla, Bungil, Barak says half sister to Turnbull
3. Bebejern Barak's father [in different handwriting: mamen]
4. Tooterrie Barak's mother [in different handwriting: kangŭn]
5. Parrpun Barak's elder brother [in different handwriting: Bangan]
6. Parrpun had no son
7. Barak Waang
8. Does not remember
9. Do ["]
10. Do ["]
11. Do ["]
14. Bungil (but only remembers English name Lizzie) she was from Gippsland
15. and 16. arranged with 5 to give Lizzie to Barak for a woman
of his tribe named Boorrort.
Can't get the names of 15 and 16.

J Shaw [Right hand note]] 1054/1a

Mr Howitt
Dear Sir,

The above is all I can get for you from
my people that would be at all satisfactory.
I have tried Dick Richards but cannot get anything
satisfactory from him. He either has forgotten or
does not like to mention the names of his
antecedents. I have had some difficulty with
old Barak in this respect.

As you say you have a copy of the diagram I
have only given the numbers as above which I
trust will be of some help to you.

I am making inquiry about the prickly
plant you spoke of. Barak says he thinks
it grows in the gullies in the mountains.

Yours respectfully
J. Shaw

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Document Details

Date 15 May 1899
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 MS9356/426
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] 2 pages. 1899 May 15. Box 1054 [Folder] 1(a) [State Library Victoria record 2018]
Physical Description "Additional notes. Handwritten in ink. Signed and dated. Top of the first page preceding the start of the letter are answers to Howitt's questions and are numbered 1 to 15. the second page is titled ""Relationships"" and also provides some answers to Howitt's questions. "