Field notebook

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Transcription - Page 27

Kangi mŭrrŭmbik!

Indara ngarrūngŭn
mŭn ngŭrlin nūnnŭn
thŭm bŭn - murrumbik
Koyū-it wanthŭn narra,

The child come from
the man and the
woman is only like
a nurse.

Murrumbik = [me]

[next page]

Indara ngarrūgŭn
listen = [language crossed out]

Why don't you listen to
this now--------------

Little finger - Būbūpi mŭrnong
next - Būlūto ravel
a little bit bigger
next Būlūto bigger
forefinger Ūrnūng mellŭk
Ūrnūng = direction
mellŭk = grub
[babun ['j' crossed out] ngye mŭrninje
mother of hand
wrist - [krauail crossed out]
ngŭrŭmbūl = fork of vein
in fore arm

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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.