Field notebook

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Transcription - Page 20

This song is as follows
Then is now -
Enagourea nūng
[line crossed out - nanŭng gourdone]
ngallourm ma barrein
cut across me track
gūrūk ba = mŭrnein
blood [dance?]
būrūn=bai ngannūng ba
oh you hurt me meself
chopped tomahawk
lil-lirra = mŭringa
[mŭreng - crossed out]

You cut across and
[be or to?] coming at me
in the road ahead

I want to go to the
foot of the ranges and
you coming & hit

[next page]

me with a tomahawk
and give me
in my heart blood

running to my heart

[Diagrams of club warra-warra, tomahawk mŭring and spear thrower]
mūriwŭn or garik
Goulburn Western Port

reedspear ajerrŭr
{ [mŭrmmŭk?] or
{ wan kun turn back boomerang
dŭrrinŭng Kana straight ditto
malka = shield
Keerin = spear
le-ŭng-al. ________
bŭrnagūlŭng = Kŭnnin
Kŭnnain = yam stick
= [??] = ngūk his
ngek mine

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Document Details

Letter From
Letter To
Author Howitt, Mr Alfred William
Country Australia
Holding Institution Museums Victoria
Collection Name Alfred W. Howitt Collection
Registration Number XM 759
Medium Notebook
Summary Belonging to A.W. Howitt. Anthropological notes, from front and back of notebook varied content including notes on language, social organisation and customs and legends. Discusses the Yarra Tribe and groups across eastern Victoria. Includes language notes and diagrams, kin terms, names of people along coast and Victorian group associations with localities. Notes on 'eaglehawk and bunjil'. Possibly information from Barak ''My name is Bairuk - grub of gum tree'. Illustrations of weapons and burial practices. Notes from Paterson's 'The History of New South Wales, from Its First Discovery to the Present Time.'
Physical Description Notebook, black, hard-covered, entries in pencil. Condition: fragile; first section of pages weakly attached. No clasp.