Item 8 - Copy letter from L. H. Allen to Dr J. G. Frazer

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Add. MS b/35/8


Copy letter from L. H. Allen to Dr J. G. Frazer


  • c 1947-c 1955 (Creation)

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Leipzig, Dufourstr. 31 I. Dated July 18th 1905 - Shares some of his experience with 'Australian aborigines' in his visits to a reservation on the shores of Lake Wallaga, agreeing with Frazer's remarks 'on the untrustworthiness of evidence from the aborigines', and sharing tales of a man known as King Murimun [or King Merriman, or Umbarra], including two told by Mr Hockey, the resident missionary, concerning chosing the day to bury the dead, becoming ill after a strange woman's shadow fell on him; says Hockey regretted that European customs had not been introduced gradually; suggests that the Wollunqua might have been based on some sort of mammoth animal actually in existence.

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      Lacuna filled in, in R. A. Downie's hand.

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