Field notebook

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Transcription - Page 9

Two other fellows JŭrtJŭrt
Thara - got some fire
when Wang threw it at
them and burnt all the
country, and burnt Wang
also. B. was angry with
this - + gathered people
from the Goulburn -
All the Kangaroos in
a line to prevent the fire
go past them.
[The Emus - crossed out]
The fire was stopped at

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some high cliffs which
B. made near Marysville

at Charlton Bram Bram gal
part of Jajarwrong
was like Bunjil

wurt gamutch Krokitch

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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.