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.
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.