Letter from Rev. John Jones, The Vicarage, Thursday Island, to the Curator, Perth Museum
Jones was a Church of England clergyman and married to Edith Emily Jones (1875–1952) noted for her advocacy of Indigenous Australians in the 1920s. The two were married in London in 1904, and the couple embarked for Australia later that year, when John wa
By 1912 John was the general secretary of the Australian Board of Missions, based in Sydney.
His letter notes that he is forwarding "some selected curios from the Mitchell River Aboriginals"
The Mitchell River is a river in the Far North Queensland region of Australia. The river begins on the Atherton Tableland about 50 kilometres (31 mi) northwest of Cairns, and flows about 750 kilometres (470 mi) northwest across Cape York Peninsula from Ma
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See: File A13-73-1 Anthropology - Aboriginal cultural materials