Decb 20th 1882

A. W. Howitt Esq


In reply to your letter of
Novb 20th/82.

I have no objection
to incorporate my little work, if
you think it will be of any
interest. In reply to your first
question, asking me to show a table
defining the different "mobs"
of the Dieyerie Tribe. I name
mobs as I cannot call them sub
tribes or clans - The natives who
are born and raised at "Pondoo
", ("Lake Hope") at, and
immediately around "Cooramina"
(Blanchwater) Copperamana,
Killalpanina, Cathiethandra

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Beltana Station is to the east of Lake Torrens, South Australia


Lake Hope - Aboriginal name was pando penunie, or great lake.
Samuel Gason was a police trooper
Early in 1866, when there were one corporal, two constables and five horses at the station, a group of German Moravian and Lutheran missionaries arrived in South Australia hoping to establish a missionary station in the far north at or near Lake Hope, where they arrived in December. They were soon persuaded by Gason to established their mission at either Killalpaninna or Kopperamanna instead of Lake Hope, where the natives were far from being friendly.


Lake Hope is situated about 160 km south west of Innamincka and 180 km north east of Innaminka, South Australia


Killalpaninna - On 9 October 1866 Missionaries J.F. Gossling and E. Homann, Brother Johann Ernst Jacob and lay-helper Hermann Heinrich Vogelsang set out from Langmeil, in two large German wagons, on their trip north to the Lake Hope area.