Form No. 27
Electric Telegraph Department
South Australia

From the Stationmaster,
To Chas Todd Esq C Mg +c
Supt of Telegraphs

Referring to circular from Mr Howitt
asking for information re natives of this
district, I have the honor to enclose what
little information I can glean on the subject
It is almost impossible to [get - crossed out] give many
definite answers to questions asked, as the young
men (natives) here who are the only ones whom
I can get to understand me, have almost entirely
lost tribal traditions + customs, this has been
brought about by their having lived their lives
among white. [sic] I find it useless appealing
to the old people as they are either too ignorant
to understand or too reticent to give the
information, they appear to have great

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