up to leaving Melbourne, a total of [pound sign]1230, & paid
Purcell's board & expenses for 13 months besides
In his schedule he put me as a creditor for [pound sign] 67 whereas
he owed me about [pound sign] 200. From the start, after signing the
deed of partnership he proceeded systematically to disgust me
with the whole business to induce me to sell out or go out
He succeeded. But pardon me this little set off to the
lies he must have told in Melbourne about me.
M[unclear] a M[unclear]? I have read a [?] paper on the Central
Australian tribes, an interesting & valuable contribution to the
literature of the fascinating subject. By the way that book[?]
you kindly gave me was stolen from the hotel or from the
railway carriage. I wrote to the hotel & the railway authorities
with no result. It was a severe disappointment.
Re the class names in the tribe on which I was
initiated- My father would be "Bunda" my mother
Banjoorean. My children would be "Turcohine" [?].
The girls would marry "Barrang", the boys "Barranggin"
My boys children would be "Barrang". Boys & girls
could also marry "Buntaggan". This was the "[?]oudoobarrie"
tribe [speaking?] the "Nhulla"[?] dialect negative"g[?]"
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