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'Lake Tyers
Oct 10th 1878
My dear Mr Howitt,
I have to acknowledge the
receipt of your three letters
relating to the Manners +c of the
Blacks. I am sorry I have
been so much occupied
of late but I think I may
be able to do something in
the matter now.
With regard to Tulebas information
I think he is not reliable. It is
not always necessary for a young
Kani to run off with a girl.
They only run off when it is a love
match and cannot get the
parents consent.
In the marriage contract the
wish of the woman is not asked.
The whole affair is managed by
the Brother or next of kin, and

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