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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 "B" 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.
" B "

A specimen, or two, of a song and tune of one of the Murray tribes.

Remark. I had not had much opportunity as yet to converse sufficiently with the natives, so as to of great interest to offer something new or to others unacquainted with the Lower-Murray and the Upper-Darling tribes, however, I was fortunate enough to hear from an intelligent Native something which may prove interesting enough to lovers of primitive songs & tunes. It is a translation of a Corroberee song & which that young Murray Black dictated it to me in english: I wrote it down word for word. The same young man also favored me with a love-song, repeating it several times so as to enable me to note correctly words and melody.

Darling Depôt
Nov. 27.1860
Ludwig Becker.

 
     
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