Howitt and Fison Papers


tip70-10-41-5 Gould to Fison



28th OctrI am rather unexpectedly on the point ofleaving here for Fremantle immediately. I have thoughwritten Mr A. McRae + Mr Viveash to whom I gavetwo of your schedules to forward them eitherdirect to you or to myself at the Revd GeoBastocks The Parsonage, Fremantle + Mr Harperwill probably write you with the one I have sent him as soon after he gets it as he can get itaccurately filled up.

I will endeavour whilst in Slacks Bay onmy to [sic] Fremantle to gather some informationas to the Natives of that locality.

All the Natives about here have more or less beencannabalistic in their habits until the Districtwas settled by whites about nine years agoI have heard men + even quite small boysfrom Exemouth Gulf admit having eaten humanflesh.

As you go inland up the rivers from the coast you find the Natives all circumcised but afteryou get past the De Grey the coast tribe isso also beyond that little or nothing in Personof the Natives either inland or on the coastthe next settlement beign Port Darwin

Regretting that I should be unable to forward your Schedules this mail

I remain Dear SirVery truly yoursLionel H L Gould

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