Field notebook

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Transcription - Page 7

18 any know a corroborree
at where cut out figure
like man

19 Karatgorūk
see legend before

When Karatgoruk broke
your stick + fire came
out - Wang took it and
put it in his bag
Wūrneing (Kangaroo skin bag)
By + bye Wang said what
are you looking for - is it this
(shewing the fire)

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Karl - said give that to me
give it to me. - no!
+ put it on a stumpy tree
which gires up - oh give
us some fire! No no no
I will not give you any fire.
Karl. really sulky - because
they could not get it.

By and bye B. knows of it
and went there and
killed a possum, and
went to Wang + said
give me some fire to cook
this possum. Wang said

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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.