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Canoble
Mossgiel
June 13th 1880

A.W. Howitt Esq
Sale Victoria

Dear Sir
Yours as the 7th is to hand.
By this mail I return again
this form filled upon as neatly
as I can but there is considerable
difficultly as I find they call
several of the relationships
by the same name - For instance
they have 020 distinct words
signifying Brother in law, son in law
father in law etc, thus a man
would call his brother's wife
Woopau (wife).

In reply to some of your questions
the father gives the child a name
without any ceremony, but
when this child becomes a
young man he attends a

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Canoble
Mossgiel
June 13th 1880

A.W. Howitt Esq
Sale Victoria

Dear Sir
Yours as the 7th is to hand.
By this mail I return again
this form filled upon as neatly
as I can but there is considerable
difficultly as I find they call
several of the relationships
by the same name - For instance
they have 020 distinct words
signifying Brother in law, son in law
father in law etc, thus a man
would call his brother's wife
Woopau (wife).

In reply to some of your questions
the father gives the child a name
without any ceremony, but
when this child becomes a
young man he attends a