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hw0154 Article by Bucknell on Kamilaroi



[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



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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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.

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hw0192 Cameron to Howitt 20/06/1900



"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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