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about 20 remain. Of those Aborigines taken to
Islands by Government, not more than five or six
belong to Wakelburra or Cowan burra - of the
natives taken from Central districts to Reserves, the most
were Terraburra - Yengaburra - the undermention [sic] tribes
(members) are all gone = Mutheraburra - once about 100 strong
Wandilla Burra (extinct) once about 80 strong
To your question = do you know [of - crossed out] any cases where
a fresh law, was made to suit such circumstances
meaning to allow a Kurgilla man to take others than a bao
woman. Answer No = At any time if I can help you
in your work I shall only be too pleased to do so -
Though we only know one another by corresponding
Yet, your labours are not unknown to me -
though the nearest we ever were to one another was
on the day the remains of the "ill fated Burke + Wills"
were being buried when you brought them in
from Coopers Creek = and your father's work "Exploreation [sic]
of Australia
" are among my valued books.
Hoping to soon hear that you are strong and
hale again, with good wishes
I Remain
Yours faithfully
J.C. Muirhead

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