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Menindie, 27 November 1860.

Original item held at the State Library of Victoria, SLV MS13071, Box 2083/4, Item #7.
Victorian Exploring Expedition Records, Correspondence.
Ludwig Becker; Letter "A" to the Exploration Committee, dated Menindie 27 November 1860. H16196.

 

This letter accompanied Becker's Fourth Report along with this letter, this note and this attachment and three sketches. It was posted in Menindee on 27 November 1860 and was received in Melbourne on 10 December 1860.

  © La Trobe Collection, State Library of Victoria - www.slv.vic.gov.au 26. Meteor seen by me on Oct. 11t. at 10h 35m
  © La Trobe Collection, State Library of Victoria - www.slv.vic.gov.au 27. Parasite found in the arm-pit of Gecko no. II
  © La Trobe Collection, State Library of Victoria - www.slv.vic.gov.au 29. Nenma, native word for shells.

 

27th November 1860.
Menindie.
" A "

Minindie,
Nov. 27.1860

To Dr Macadam M.L.A.
Hon Secretary
Royal Society Victoria.

Sir,

Together with a continuation of my 'notes on the road' I have the honor to send you this time I am sorry to say only a few illustrations, viz. "Shells from the Darling"- a parasite found on Gecko No. II, and a sketch of the large meteor I observed on Oct. 11.

I also enclose Appendix No. 1 [Page 1, Page 2], containing some specimens of aboriginal poetry & music.

I have nearly finished half a dozen sketches of life in an aboriginal camp of festivities -and of fighting among the Blacks. I made also a sketch of a beautiful moth, but it wants still the details as seen under the microscope. A drawing of the Darling-Depôt is in hand. My meteorological observations of Nov. will also accompany my next communication.

I have the honor to remain yours truly,
Ludwig Becker

 
     
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