Shaw to Howitt 27 July 1900

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2) They cannot give any other name
than Boonoorung for Pt Npean
and Western Port Bay blacks.
3) The name of the language of the
mo-gullum-bitch tribe of Buffalo River
Barak says was "Yambun".
4) No answer of any kind to No. 4
no one here can give either name
of tribe or language.
5) According to one of our women
who used to live about Murchison
the name of the language and
she says also the tribes was
"Gurnungyellam". You have
it "Ngoora-lung-boola".
They do not seem to know the
latter name.

I am sorry I cannot give
you more and clearer information.
I would if I could.
With kindest regards
Yours truly
J. Shaw

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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.