Field notebook

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Transcription - Page 34

mūrŭp can get
food any where.
- Kūlin
Mūrŭp has things like
little spears that are
mūng - they can get
any food they like
- Kangaroo, Emu
possum. And
whitefellows ['have' crossed out]
mūng [?have?] cart
and bullock [??]
They can get food too
- apple & bread
any where they like
because no one
can see them
and when I was
asleep I dreamed

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I was in a gully
in the ranges - the
piece of ground I sate
on slid down the gully
with me. Then I got
up and saw a big
rock before me

I said Hallo!
I looked at it - and
there was gold running
all over it. I dreamed
this three times.

My Mūrŭp had
gone into the mountains
I never saw the [place?]
before. - I was dreaming

I went for walk by
I am going out every time
to look for this - it must be
a little bit farther out

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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.