Field notebook

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Transcription - Page 21

Only the doctors can see
Mūrŭp. -

Where Kelly's father had a
station a Waang man has
a son - and he got a girl
from Wangaratta who was like his
daughter - his son took
her for a wife. The old
man said -"why have
you done this thing
-I am ashamed - every
one hears of it - I have
done with you-" He
then speared him in the
thigh and by and bye
he died.

I was a boy without whiskers

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old man Mr King.
girl's father -
[young man - crossed out] man speared - Banjam
If a man killed with Mūng
a Doctor - is called in to the
sick man - he watches
if there is a mūng he can
see him in the middle of
the night [escaping from- crossed out] the
coming first out the ground
and then comes up in the
camp and gets into

Doctor sees the back of the
mūng in the [?man?].
Doctor calls the mūng.
He then breaks a bit off
so that it cannot escape.

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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.