Letter from Joseph Guthridge 20 November 1906

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and trustworthy.

An examination of the western
portion of this district shows that
the blacks had numerous camping
places between Lancefield and Mt
- "native ovens" being
numerous. Tomahawk heads have
been picked up in large numbers.
On three farms close to Lancefield
[crossed out: up] close on one hundred have at
various times been found. Only last
week three were found in a small
paddock in the course of ploughing

Mr Seymour tells me of an incident
that occurred on Baynton's station whilst
three blacks were cutting bark. Mr
was superintending the operations,
and he observed that the [crossed out: became] blacks
suddenly became very excited. Presently
a big bird settled on a tree between him
and the blacks, and he then asked them
what was the matter. One of them
pointed to the bird, and said - "Some one
blackfellow kill some one blackfellow"
and pointed to the north. The blacks

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Document Details

Date 20-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 MS9356/431
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. 5 pages. 1906 November 20. Box 1054 [Folder] 1(b) [State Library Victoria record 2018]
Physical Description Handwritten in ink. Signed and dated. Annotation on back of last page in Howitt's hand.