I take the Dieri tribe (central Australia) as my example with
Diagram I and Diagram II shows the analagous case of the Wiradjuri
tribe. The former is drawn up from the marriages, descents and
relationships of actual individuals. The latter is drawn up from the
marriage + descents provided for the law of the subclasses:

Diagram I Diagram II
(4) Grandfather Grandfather (8) (4) Ipai Kuthi (8)
Grandmother Grandmother
(3) Mothers mother (Mothers mother) (7) (4) Kubbitha Ipatha (7)
(2) mother mother (6) (2) [Kubitha -crossed out] Watha Butha (6)
(1) man noa nara woman 5 (1) Kulbi Ipatter (5)

What I desire to learn is whether [the - crossed out] Diagram II represents
the same rule a Diagram I. That is whether the
[man (1) is permitted to marry or ?? proper - crossed out] the woman
(5) is the usual and proper wife of her mother's (6) mothers (7)
brother's (4) daughters (2) son (1). Assuming that this is so
then I should expect to find that the father of (5) promised her
to (1) - unless the Kamilaroi practice is that of the Uradjuri

I am also in difficult with the list of marriages which you
sent me some year back. The names of the children of the
several subclasses are much to be wished for - can you supply
them? In the hope that you may be able to do so I enclose a list
as to what the following questions suggest themselves.

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