Letter from Joseph Guthridge 6 November 1906

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Nov. 6, 1906

A. W. Howitt, Esq.,

Dear Sir,-
Being very much in-
terested in your account of Billi-
[underlined] and the stone quarry at
Mount William, Lancefield. I
venture to respectfully ask if you
could give me a little additional
information to that contained in
"The Native Tribes of South-east

The points on which I would
like further information are:-
(1) About what year did Billi
leave the quarry?
(2) What would be the number
of natives who lived with Billi-
at the quarry (say about
the year 1835)?
(3) Is there any other greenstone
diorite quarry in Victoria or [New - crossed out]
Australia from which the natives
obtained stone for tomahawks, etc.?

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Document Details

Date 6-Nov-06
Letter From Guthridge, Joseph
Letter To Howitt, Alfred William
Country Australia
Holding Institution State Library of Victoria
Collection Name Alfred W. Howitt Collection
Registration Number MS9356/430
Medium Letter
Locality Lancefield
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 Guthridge to A. W. Howitt. [Summary note] Lancefield. 4 pages. 1906 November 6. Box 1054 [Folder] 1(b) [State Library Victoria record 2018]
Physical Description Handwritten in ink. Signed and dated. Includes a series of questions numbered 1 to 4 within the letter. Annotation on back of last page in Howitt's hand.