Draft letter to Miss Benson 14/8/07

Since I posted my letter to you on the 7th inst. I
have had a matter in my mind which I hope
will consider my my justification in troubling you again.
It arose out of the Ipatha woman's statement
that the Moorawari tribe extended down the
River to Bourke.
[A statement was made - crossed out] An account has been published some time back
[that the - crossed out] about a tribe which [extended from - crossed out] is called Kurnu
and which is said to extend down the Darling for 80 miles
below Bourke. [Does Ipatha- crossed out]
(1) Does Ipatha know of that tribe - and is [the -crossed out]
Kurnu the name of it?
(2) The class-names given are said to be the following.
Muk Kungurra Murruri Kilpurgurra Ibburi
Kubburi Ngumburi
Does Ipatha know of these names?

(3) It is said that the man Mukkungurra-Murruri
can marry the woman Ibbundyerra (the sister of [Ibburi - crossed out] the man Kilpungurra- Ibburi - also
the woman Kilpungurra-ngummun dyerra, [+c - crossed out]
[Does Ipatha know about these - crossed out]
[he also can marry the woman- crossed out]
Does Ipatha know these names + the above marriages?
(4) Can she tell me how many of the Kurnu tribe
are now living and where they live?
(5) If she does not know the Kurnu tribe then which tribe
lived below Bourke? and did it have the above clan
names - or Ipai-Kumbo Murri-Kubbi?

[written in left side margin]
I am slowly working out the material for a communication
to one of the [American - crossed out] Anthropological Societies and I shall
have to thank you for important contributions

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