Field notebook

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Transcription - Page 44

Fire - noaing
Water - [ba-an crossed out] bān
my - marrŭmbaik
Thy - gathūp (th soft)
his marrŭmpaina
my foot -murrumback
one - Kan-bo
Two - ben-joro
Three - benjero Kanbo
Four - benjen ba benjero
Five - Ūrtŭna
Six - Ūrtŭne up to 9}
10 - Ūrde yūrl-yūrl
(big mob)


[In left margin]
or a lot a big mob -------

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touch Mangūrt yur
send - Kaiūng
also Brand-jep
also used djir-rŭr

messenger - [sends crossed out] th
give these to Ngŭrungait
and says Kūlin
send these to be good
friends and not to
grumble any more
but have joy and

The ball is for playing
Kaiūng} [for corroboree
Brandjep} kilt
jerrūn} reed
Brandjep = kangaroo rat

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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.