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Sale, Victoria,

188

DEAR SIR,

I am desirous of obtaining further information as
to the songs of the Australian Aborigines. You will
greatly oblige by giving replies to the following ques
tions:-

(1.) Can you give an instance of each of the
following kinds of songs? A literal translation in English
should be written under the words of the song, word for
word:

(a) Songs which accompany dances (corroborees);
(b) Songs without dances;
(c) Songs or incantations used by Doctors or Wizards
as, for instance, to procure rain;
(d) Songs sung to children - as, for instance, to put
them to sleep;
(e) Any others [sic] songs, chaunts, or charms other than
those above mentioned.

I am, Dear Sir,

Yours very truly,

A.W. HOWITT

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