Mr C Richard
P. O. Cobar

Sometime ago when I saw your interesting
[I have had it in min -crossed out]
account of the Scotia Blacks in "Science"
I made a note of your remarks as to the
two class names which I have spoken of in
my work The N. T. of S. E. A. as Mokuara and
Kilpara with the intentions of writing to you
on the subject when I took in hand a
communication of the Royal A. Inst. of Gt B + Irld
[on the subject - crossed out] on the marrriage rules of the [Barking -crossed out]
Weembaio tribe at the Junction of the Darling + Murray.
I am now at work on the subject and shall
be very much obliged to you if you will kindly add
a little more to the valuable evidence which
your paper affords.

( ) I observe tht you [give- crossed out] name the language spoken on the North Bk
of the Murray from Overland Corner SA to near Euston and
up the Darling River to Louth + the Paroo to its source
"Marraa's warree". This is I think commonly spoken
of as "Marra-yaura" said to mean "True Language"
or more commonly Maraura.
( ) you write the class name phonetically as
"Gkeel? B-bperra" = Kilpara and Mog'Kawarree
= Mokwara [do both "warree" and "-parra" = speech? = crossed out]
( ) Kindly tell me which tribe or [?bukelet?] it was
where you obtained [these - crossed out] the meaning of these
names as GKeel B-bparra = hard or rough speech
a) Mog? Kawarree = soft or slow speech
Am I right in assuming that "parra" and "wattee" both
mean speech?
( ) I note that you restrict the Bpaa-gKon-jee
(usually spoken of as "Barkinji" to the Darling from
between Louth [and the Murray + then down to - crossed out]
[the north bank of the Murray to Overland Corner - crossed out]
downwards. I find however that Mr Greville N
[??] writing [in 1884 of - crossed out] of the years 1845
to 1884 speaks of the tribe which inhaboted [the- crossed out]
the left bank to about Tilpa, on the right
banks; a length by road, of upwards of 100 miles " (1) as
the Bāhkŭnjy. Can you say anything as to

[written in left side margin]
(1) Curr's
Australian Race
vol 11 - p. 189

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