Letter from Joseph Guthridge 6 November 1906

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(4) Was Billi-Billeri one of
those who "signed" the deed giving
a grant of land to Batman?
(5) Is there any record of when
Jakka-Jakka died?
(6) Did Berak live with
Billi-Billeri at the quarry?

I trust, dear Sir, I am not
trespassing too much in asking so many
questions, but the informaiton if
available would be very interesting
to me as a pressman and Lancefield born.

The late Mr William Thomas
has referred in a communication to
Lieut-Governor La Trobe to "Bil-li-
as a chief of the Yarra tribe
...through his influence the native
police was first formed [1841]...
This good man died on 10th August,
1846." This, I presume refers to
Billi-Billeri of the quarry?

I enclose a copy of a photo that
I recently took at the quarry.

Apologising for troubling

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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.