Field notebook

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Transcription - Page 31

break some and
the cloud [swoops - crossed out]
drown every one
Tharan = tree
galk = wood
They think the heavens
are another country
with trees, rivers, +c
wild cherry trees there.

Tommy Punch told
me when I got home
last time. He said
go home & lie down
and sleep. By and
bye you will see
him at Hospital.
He will say you stand
here - then this boy said
[?here?] strong he went

[written in right side margin]
you won't fall down

[next page[

up with boy there he
found up there a
hole - and a lot
of people looking down
at them. Boy went
up in the hole and
said I am only
waiting for you [??]
now one of the girls
said "How is my mama"
Jemmy said " it looks
like Minny." ---------------

Then Jemmy went in
and saw a lot of

This was before David
died. --------

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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.