Field notebook

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Transcription - Page 49

M. Fath.Sist Dau [son crossed out] - bam-brŭ
M " " son - Kakai
F Fath Sist dau - lal-lal
F Fath Sis son - wūrungain

F Moth. Bro son
M Moth Bro son
M Moth Bro dau - bambrŭ
F M Bro dau - lal lal


because there are
different from

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re Bunjil - the others
being waang
Pleiades was [??]
of young women
they had fire [??] [two words crossed out]
They roasted yams and
eat them and gave
the Waang the raw ones.
By and bye Waang found
a cooked one. He said
Hallo! They gave me
only raw one. (Murrŭng
= Barm) Then he went
and got a lot of snakes
and hid them in an
ant nest. He said
to the young women
come to the fine ant
nest and dig it up.

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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.