Letter from Bulmer 20 April 1880

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for instance one who is much
given to hunting a particular
animal as Bunjil Narrat
Bunjil Tambun +c.
The word Woolum I
think does not belong
to the Gippsland language
The only approach to the it
in sound is Booloom
meaning two
Moomoo is also not
of the language. I find
in the Maneroo language
Moomoo means to break
into little pieces, or a lot
of little pieces scattered
about and Moomogang
means a white man

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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.