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From J. B. Walker to H. Ling Roth suggests that Roth use Freycinet's description of aboriginal canoes [presumably in F Péron and Louis Freycinet, Voyage de Découvertes aux Terres Australes (1807-1816)]. He considers that Roth's list of aboriginal tribes is defective, as it misses the west coast tribes. In his view, most Aboriginal Tasmanians would not have known large parts of the island. He is hoping Fanny Cochrane Smith will provide some information about Aboriginal songs.

Original reference W.11.