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From J. B. Walker to H. Ling Roth, expresses frustration at getting accurate information about the aborigines, as there are not many people alive who saw them in their "wild state" . The information they give is "sadly vague and inexact". Walker has now collected some implements and chips but these are "small and poor specimens", and all lack handles. He considers that handled implements in Tasmania are recent productions by New South Wales aborigines who have moved there. Recounts the view of a resident of Bruni [Bruny] Island that the Aboriginal Tasmanians made fire by rubbing sticks together.

Original reference W.3.