Howitt to Fison 29 October 1878

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compiling a tabular statement
of the classes +c of the Gippsland
blacks shewing where [they lived - crossed out]
the division lived and from where
they obtained wives and whom
they provided with wives.

They have a secret name which
must not be lightly mentioned
- for instance Tūlabar's name
Barrumbulk which was
given to him by his grandfather
I am hoping to hear from you
soon. This as a suggestion for the
title of our work.
A contribution to Australian Ethnology
by the R. L. F. and A. W H F S G
not F R S S
Part I The origin and development of the
+c +c

Part II A monograph of the Gippsland Kurni

Yours in haste
A W Howitt

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Document Details

Date 29 October 1878
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 tip70-10-33-22
Medium Letter
Region Gippsland
Locality Sale
Summary Discussion of certain beliefs and practices of the Kurnai relating to marriage and mortuary. In addition mention of possible working title for their joint publication.
Physical Description Handwritten in ink, signed and dated.