Field notebook

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Transcription - Page 6

Karwine. Crane

Two blackfellows came up very tired.
K says are you tired lying down
_ [I will - crossed out] K. caught a lot of little
fish in a net & cooked them
+ bought them to the young men.
After they eat them they fell
asleep. K. said come back
again - looking at the two
- he saw they are sleeping
Not far off there was a
log [tree- crossed out] - K. said [gives up- crossed out] get up
there are two fellows asleep
- the [tree - crossed out] log - fell on the
two + killed them. K. put
the log back.

[next page]
Karwin - went to the
camp - a blackfellow gave
him a [?possum?] - he eat it
without giving any to his wife.
Bunjil came and took
his wife [away - crossed out] away - then
they had a corrobboree - then
Karwine - [??] way
sulking [and speared M- crossed out]
+ M speared him in the
([Grey? Raven?])

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Document Details

Date 09 Oct 1897
Letter From
Letter To
Author Howitt, Mr Alfred William
Country Australia
Holding Institution Museums Victoria
Collection Name Alfred W. Howitt Collection
Registration Number XM 775
Medium Notebook
Summary 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.
Physical Description Notebook, leather-bound, with metal clasp. 40 sheets, 71 pages. Condition: fragile; spine is slightly weak but no loose pages.