Field notebook

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Transcription - Page 15

M. Fath Brs Son Banjan or dedjet
F. " " " " " "
M. Fath Br daut. - Lŭndŭng or dedjet

F. " " " " " " "
M. Moth. Sister son -

M. " " dau
F. " " dau
F. Fath. Sist son - Ka Kai
M [Moth. Bro Son -crossed out]
F " dau [bŭmbŭr Kakai - crossed out] stet
F " " " [bŭmbŭr- Kakai crossed out]
M. Moth. Bro. son - [Kangŭn - crossed out] [??] wūrngun
F. " " " - Kanjŭn
M. " " dau - babŭn
F. " " " - babŭn

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In sending a message
the time at which
the assemblage would
meet would be reckoned
by counting the days from the
little finger of one
hand over to the little
finger of the other.

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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.