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The Westernport Blacks + Brataūa

When Mr McAlpine first went to Port Albert
there were constantly Western Port Blacks
there. He has seen half a dozen young men
arrive. All but one would sit down at a distance
from the camp – the other one would walk up to
the young men’s camp and sit down with his
back turned to the inmates. After sitting perhaps
a quarter of an hour the old man of the
Camp would go over and speak with
him. Then the messenger would go and
bring the others in to the young men’s camp
the old men joining the [??] place.
Yet the Bratau + Western Port blacks
were always killing each other.

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