Field notebook

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Transcription - Page 43

all night = move [??] downwards
fist held a little in front of body
and incline head [??]------
sit down. sit down
and look friendly] at man
[next line crossed out]

Go away. back of hand
spread - wave away fingers



Where did they get fire from
Does Bunjil live alone

[next page]

Female Mūrŭp?
Who made the old laws
Deluge stones
[Head - crossed out]
Head - Kau-ang
Hair - Yarri-Kauang
Eye - myrng-atā
nose - Kangatā
or ngambi-Kang
tongue - ngambirding
ngambi = hole
ear - gwerrŭng
Blood - gorūk
Bone - [ngr n crossed out] un-nguen
hand - mymong
Thumb - bapanye mynung
Foot - ajenna
Sun - ngau-wan
moon - myrne-an

[In left margin]
wirngnata - lobe of ear

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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.