Field notebook

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Transcription - Page 106

Saturday afternoon
The camp where the Tootanaring are
is 2000 paces from the women’s Camp
on the border of the teatree and effectively
hidden from view as well as affording no
view itself.

The object of giving the boys the Kangaroo
meat and the Conger eel is to make “them
free of it” for unless this is done these also
are prohibited.

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[illustration of an Aboriginal man reclining, dressed in coat, trousers and hat]

a good road this = Laen
wau ŭng - būllokji

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Document Details

Letter From
Letter To
Author Howitt, Mr Alfred William
Country Australia
Colony/State Victoria
Holding Institution Museums Victoria
Collection Name Alfred W. Howitt Collection
Registration Number XM 761
Medium Notebook
Summary Belonging to A.W. Howitt. Anthropological notes, from front and back of a notebook. Diverse notes, charts, lists and tables. Includes a list of names of people receiving rations. Various legends and customs. The notebook includes notes relating to the Yuin near Bega, as well as Western Victoria, the Wotjobaluk (Wergaia) and Bunganditj but also the Kamilaroi and the Wiradjuri. Also includes information on Bobby Wartwul, Charley Bega, William Benson and other Aboriginal informants. Includes information on the Wiradjuri - their barter system, marriage rules, power of medicine man; list of 22 words with English equivalents, 35 family names; Kamilaroi •À_ family names, genealogy of Bobby Wartwul, marriage rules, elopement, belief in Daramulan; tooth avulsion rite, sketch of a camp, methods of burial described, legend about the origin of Aurora Australia; wordlists in Kamilaroi and Wirdajuri with English equivalents.
Physical Description Notebook, black, hard-covered, undated. Entries in pencil and ink. 120 sheets, 205 pages. Condition: extremely fragile; broken metal clasp; binding coming apart; loose pages; cover is badly worn with sections missing along the spine.