Letter from Bulmer 20 April 1880

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Transcription - Page 6

Tharra wurka means
simply the name of a place
Tharra being name and
wurka country or place.
The translation of Terthang
is the south for the Blks
always speak of man
according to the point
the compass they dwell
in, it is Tathung
Bunjil wurruk Kani
means simply an inhabitant
of a particular place or
a native of a place as
distinguished from a
stranger. Bunjil is a word
used to express a man
who has a particular hobby

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Document Details

Date 20 Apr 1880
Letter From Bulmer, Reverend John
Letter To Howitt, Alfred William
Country Australia
Holding Institution Museums Victoria
Collection Name Alfred W. Howitt Collection
Registration Number XM 82
Medium Letter
Region Gippsland
Locality Lake Tyers
Summary "The letter discusses the region around the junction of the Darling and Murray Rivers. Content also relates to the Gippsland District. Discusses social organisation and marriage laws and customs. Reply to A.W. Howitt's questionnaire and questions relating to language. Also mentions ""Wallace's Australasia"" when speaking of languages."
Physical Description Letter, handwritten in ink. Signed and dated. Three folded sheets, eleven pages. Vertical, red-pencil line through text on three pages. Condition: fair; small tears along central folds; slightly tattered upper edges.