(16) Westernport blacks called it Ūrŭn-ba-maiela because they rub it with urŭn-ba = Raddle or red or Yellow ochre making their like Jeraeil or Jebauk. The women were probably "sisters" Melbourne women went to Goulburn as wives.
Belonging to A.W. Howitt. Ethnographic and survey notes. Content also includes discussion of Woeworung marriage rules and a table of marriage is given; documents a number of stories regarding Aboriginal History; and includes the signs of Aborigines in the deed drawn up by John Batman. Includes a genealogy of sorts for William Barak. There are unrelated botanical notes and illustrations as well. There also appear to be sketch drawings of animals, possibly made by Richards or Barak towards the end of the book.
Notebook, leather-bound, with metal clasp. 40 sheets, 71 pages. Condition: fragile; spine is slightly weak but no loose pages.