Field notebook

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Transcription - Page 28

Jerrowa-bill = head of
muscle at fore arm.
Elbow joint - tham bŭr
= round spot
Ber-bert - upper muscle.
the name of ring tail
possum string tied round
Shoulder joint = wūling

Krakerap - collar bone
bag place

Goornbert - necklace
lobe of ear - Kŭrna gor
like the end of a hill -

Ngarabūl = a range
the suture of the skull

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Bŭndale = top of head
Bŭdagat kalk cut
the log
Yarŭk [underlined] this is to bring
up every man in the bush
- never mind if a man
were with a settler he must
come. This is for corroboree
and ball playing

I order every Kūlin to come.
I say take them and give
it to the Ngurŭngait at such and such a place
He shews it to his men and sends
it on. -----------

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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.