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Police Station
Mansfield, 22nd Nov
1881

A.W. Howitt Esqu P.M
Sale

Dear Sir,

I am in receipt of your
circular of 21st inst. and very much
regret that I cannot give any answers
regarding the Dieri blacks beliefs as
to queries Nos. 1 to 5.

Regarding No. 6, I recollect in
1859, about Septr. there was a splendid
Aurora Australis visible at Cooratharinya
(15 miles west of Blanchwater) where I
was there camped breaking cattle
in to the run. The blacks used to
come to our camp every night and
tell us that it was caused by the

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Astronomy - Aurora Australis September 1859