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Lake Tyers
April 20th 1880

My Dear Mr Howitt

I have made enquiry of
Billy McDougall and Jenny
Cooper
on the various queries
proposed by you with the
following results.
The Blacks sometimes exchanged
wives at Corroborie time. He
tells me this was done when
there was a great gathering of
Blacks. But they also resorted
to the exchange of wives to
avert some fancied calamity
as for instance. There was
once a great display of the
Aurora Australis or perhaps
some great shower of Meteors
in the heavens, they thought

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