Field notebook

Page 44 of 44

Transcription - Page 54

Bunjil had a
wife - he sent her
to corroboree down
here. At Black
Thursday this was.
It was other side
Ballarat. By and
bye they heard like a
[murrup?] down on the
ground. All blacks said
"who's that". ----------------
Saml Wilson C E
Hon Exhibitor
Melb University
Assistant Registrarship
W.H. Cutts MD William St
[next page]


Who is the old man
Bŭrin Bŭrin that
his bags of mud -------
Mr B W Wheatland
Wattle tree Road
19 May 1907 [underlined] ---------
to Bairnsdale -----
paid for cart -
punt - 6
J. Norton - 10/-

Page 44 of 44

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.