Mission Station Lake Tyers
April 25th 1899
My dear Mr Howitt,
In answer to your letter I have got the
following answers from Charley Blair. But must first
correct my unfortunate expression companion wife.
I merely meant that Birrarark had Yallung and
Dookalanem as real wives at the same time.
1 Birrarark was the father of Harry Stephens by his wife
Dookalanem who afterward married Barney his stepfather.
2 As to table A I am sorry I cannot find out if Bimbingil
had a sister either own or tribal Blair says it is too long
for his remembrance and old Kitty who is about 70 yrs
old tells me she belonged to the Sale district so does not
know anything about the family.
3 Table B Mary’s first husband was old Dick Cooper
who was only father to C. Blair Emma + Jenny who
married old Kangaroo Jack. They have another brother
named David Blair (Yangooranark) who is
married in N S Wales.
4 Table C The first wife of Dick Cooper was called
Boorajush. They were the father and mother
of Big Joe (Dango willin)
Lataba was only brother to Dick Cooper they
had another brother Carloba who died [young - crossed out]
about 20 years ago.
Under table C
1 I have given above the father + mother of Big Joe
2 Also who was Lataba
3 Kangaroo Jack married the wife of an old man
named Billy Jumbuck. They had no children.
She after the death of Kangaroo Jack married
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