Howitt to Fison 3 April 1875

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definited problem to solve it would
be well if we could both work towards [at - crossed out] the
same end. Do you propose that
I shall continue to make enquiries
as to the extent of the class divided
tribes? If it were possible I should
like to work out some other tribe
in detail say for instance, the
Lake Condah tribe in Western Victoria
(another exception I suspect) or the
Bookoyama tribe, Yorkes Peninsula
SA, or the Dierie Tribe at
Kopperamanna, or even to poach
in Taplin's manner the Narranyeri
But all this would take more than
ten years. If I could go with our successful
first efforts in hand, to the Chief Secretary +
to the Governor, having first made it
square with my political chiefs and
other influential people I might say
"See what we have done and what
is thought of our work". Grate [sic] work
yet remains behind - and it will

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Document Details

Date 3 April 1875
Letter From Howitt, Alfred William
Letter To Fison, Reverend Lorimer
Country Australia
Holding Institution St Mark's National Theological Centre
Collection Name Alan Tippett/Lorimer Fison Collection
Registration Number tip70-10-33-17
Medium Letter
Region Gippsland
Locality Sale
Summary Content of the letter discusses potential Aboriginal communites to collect information about and how to proceed with their research.
Physical Description Handwritten in ink, signed and dated.