Shaw to Howitt 27 July 1900

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A.W. Howitt Esqr
Melbourne [underlined]

Dear Sir,

I have been trying to get the information
you want from old Barak and others
but I am sorry I cannot get from them what you want.

They say they have only one name
for the language and tribe, that is
to say the name of the language
also indicates the tribe.

(1) They say the name of the Geelong
tribe or language is "Watchaora"
not "Wood-than-rung". They think
the latter name belongs to
further west of Victoria. -
But they only think so. -

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Document Details

Date 27-Jul-00
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 MS9356/427
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. 2 pages. 1900 July 27. 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 5 within the letter.