had the same opportunities of observing
the aborigines of Wide Bay in their wild
state - anything like what I have.
I have read with interest hoping to
see something new in the papers being by
John Mann on the aboriginals & their customs
now being printed in the "Sydney Mail"
I don't put very much value on the information
in them for the sources of his posts are too
much taken from hearsay not personal
observation & when ones interest is continued
on the description of some ceremony you
find that Mr Mann goes on "I have reason
to believe" &c &c I venture to say Mr Mann has in many instances been the
dupe of some clever nigger.
If I don't hear from you again I shall con
clude that a visit to Sale is not necessary.
Yours truly
Harry. E. Aldridge

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