Lake Tyers 12th/4/99

AW Howitt Esque

My dear Mr Howitt

I have found it rather difficult
to get the various members of the Tuleba
family located as the Yankees would say
I hope I have got it so that you will be
able to spell it out. Of course you will see
that geneaolucal [sic] trees not my forte
however having done my best I am sure
you will excuse. I have tried to put
the various branches of the family as near
to each others as I could I dare say you
will be able to put them in order.

You will see that while Bimbingall was
the father of Tuleba Bruthen munjie being
his brother also claims him as his son. I
see you call that tribal father which I dare
say is a very convenient term, a man
of course could only have one father but he
might have 1/2 doz tribal fathers and so with
mothers. I dare say you will remember
in my giving evidence before the Royal
Commission. The late Sir W Stawell was very
much struck with that arrangement, he
seemed to think we might copy this from
Aboriginal [sic] in that respect, as there would then
be no desolate orphans,

With very kind regards to Mrs Howitt and yourself
I am
John Bulmer

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