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hw0154 Article by Bucknell on Kamilaroi

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[copy of article from Science of Man, May 23, 1902, p. 67, by F. N. Bucknell of Burrendoon on the Kamil-ari Tribe Marriage Rites and Relationships]

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hw0156 Greenway to Howitt 2/July/1901

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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

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hw0157 Harper to Howitt 1901

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"Burradoe"Ashfield

A W Howitt EsqFinch StEast MalvernMelbourne

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) [??]

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hw0158 Langloh Parker to Howitt

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[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.

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hw0195 Cameron to Howitt 11/06/1902

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"Gowrie" Milton StAshfield SydneyJune 11th 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

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hw0194 Cameron to Howitt 29/05/1902

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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

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hw0193 Cameron to Howitt 21/06/1900

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The readers of such works are notvery numerous. The great majoritypreferring Deadwood Dick to Scientific Research

I sent a short paper some time ago to the Science of Manwhich published it in the Dear MembersWith kind regardsI amYours faithfullyALP Cameron

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hw0192 Cameron to Howitt 20/06/1900

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"The science of man" a Sydney journal

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

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