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12 / 7 / 06
"Clovelly " Metung
12 July 1906

Dear Miss Benson

I am taking you at your word
and asking you to try and solve a problem for
which I have made many endeavors to obtain
a solution, but so far ineffectually.
It relates to the Kamilaroi speaking
tribes, but possibly the Murawari
or Gooamoo tribe may do as well.

What it is that I desire to find out
is the rule which in [these - crossed out] the
Kamilaroi tribes regulates marriages.
That is to say, taking your informant
"Cambo" as an example, what is the rule
which enables him to know which
among the numerous women who are
Matha, are the ones [which with - crossed out] it would

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