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hw0154 Article by Bucknell on Kamilaroi
hw0156 Greenway to Howitt 2/July/1901
the Australian aborigines, forthe Royal Anthropological Society (or Science of Man) ofAustralasea [sic]. You have no doubtseen the monthly periodicalthis society publishes. Letme refer you to it. It willcontain all that I knowfrom time to time of the Aboriginal Language customsand History.
I shall be glad at any timeto send you this book - orto supply you with anyinformation that I possessconnected wtih the tribes of which I am acquaintance.I amDear SirYours faithfullyC Greenway
hw0157 Harper to Howitt 1901
Sir At last meeting of LinneanSoc. of NSW, Mr J H Maiden handedme your series of questions as tosocial organisation of Kamilaroi tribe.I have made enquiries from theonly men I know whom I thoughtcapable of understanding + writing onthe subject - but without result.
However I would make a suggestion toyou. I can have it printed in itsentirety in a locally published journal"Science of Man" - the organ of the AnthropSoc of Aust, with an introductory noterequesting that all communications onthe matter be addressed to you in Victoria
[written on left top side of page]Replied to17/10/01(1) Have already written Science of Man(2) Shall I write to(a) Town + Country(b) [??]
hw0158 Langloh Parker to Howitt
[printed article by A. W. Howitt - 'The Kamilaroi Marrage Law" from Science of Man, vol. 5, no. 3, April 26 1902, pp. 46-47]
[notes written in margin in two different hands]
[left side margin]Would you kindly answer these questionsand set the marriage Ritesand Relationships outas fully as possible
[at top of page]A man must not onlymarry in his right class-say a Murri to a Boothabut in his right blood too - [??] [??]he is not himselfShould Murri be a gwaigullech[he must - crossed out] his Bootha must be aGwaimudthaShould Murri be a Kangaroo by inheritance hisBootha must not be one too.A personal totem if arrived by chancedoes not count in marriage restrictionsonly in food Taboos.
[in right side margin]I think the blood distinctionwould prohibit it-The tribes are divided into(1) Two bloods - Gwai gullech - Light bloodedGwai mudtha - Dark blooded(2) ? The children of either sex take their blood divisional name from the motherand no two of the same named blood may marry - ergo a man could not marry the daughter of his mother's brothersfor that brother would be sameblood as his sister the man's mother.K. Langloh ParkerLate of Bangate, Narren River, N.S.W.
hw0195 Cameron to Howitt 11/06/1902
Dear Mr HowittI am not sure whether I ever sent youthe enclosed diagram showing thedistribution of the totems of the Wonghibonand how they influenced marriage.You will remember that I said informer days that Ipai married MathaKumbo, Kubbitha and so on and as amatter of fact nearly every Ipai aboutwhere I lived was married to Mathaand nearly every Murri to Ipatha butyou will see by the Diagram thatin principle intermarriages between Ipaiand Kubbitha could take place andin fact as I explained in a paper to theScience of Man I stated thatIpai mallee hen could marry 2 Mathas 1 KubbithaIpai Emu [ditto] [ditto] 2 Kubbitha 1 MathaIpai opossum [ditto] [ditto] 2 Mathas 1 Kubbitha
Kumbo mallee hen could marry 2 Kubbitha 1 MathaKumbo Emu [ditto] [ditto] 2 Mathas 1 KubbithaKumbo oppossum [ditto] [ditto] 2 Kubbitha 1 Matha
Of course the same rule prevailed inthe Murri Kubbi class. From this it
hw0194 Cameron to Howitt 29/05/1902
but he would have no difficulty in gettinga wife as the totem would be his guide.As the intermarriage of Ipai and Kubbithaobtains [all - crossed out] almost universally wherethe Kamilaroi organisation prevailsit would I daresay be best to stickto them as the intermarrying classes.
I am sure that in many casesconsanguinous marriages are not approvedeven where tribal law might permit.I am sorry I can't give you the exact relation-ship between Nellie Matha wilduck [sic] andScotty Murri black duck.
Before receiving your letter I hadwritten to "Science of Man" on the subjectas I received a communication from the Editor.
I am sure you will be glad to berelieved from your official duties andwill now have more time to devote to youranthropological work and I awaitwith great interest the publication of your book. If you ever see Mr Fisonkindly remember me to him; it was througha letter from him in the Australasianto me five and thirty years ago that I firstbecame interested in Aboriginal matters.I am yours faithfullyALP Cameron
hw0193 Cameron to Howitt 21/06/1900
hw0192 Cameron to Howitt 20/06/1900
I think of going to Sydney in this course of a week and will not beat home for some weeks but onmy return will ascertain for certainif the marriage noted would be allowed.With kind regardsI RemainYours faithfullyALP Cameron