Andrew Lang to Howitt n.d.

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[written in pencil at top of page] Bunjil was man like, but more powerful
-the muk Kurnai, Mura Mura were men women + children to all intent
+ purpose like the native, but [??], some magiv +c - but they were
human - and the ancestor of the great Waa - moreover these
Muk Kurnai were the totem 230. "godless: - because [??] not
initiated. 235. 209- re Lohan 273 - 274. 277
279. 281. (But Daramulan is the source of magic and
magic is the mainspring of Australian beliefs - 282)
(280 The life of Daramulan [??] is the life of the Aust. [??] - he is the
all powerful, all wise. Head man of the sky land) 287.
287. Bunjil is the Eaglehawk - a [??] [??] [??]
his [??] off this totem + remains another [??]

1, Marloes Road,
Kensington, W.
June 17

My dear Sir
I have asked Mr
[??] to forward
this note, as I have
no means here of
finding your address. In
several recent writings,
(Making of Religion, 1898,
Myth Ritual and Religion,
1899. Folklore, March
1899, and

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Document Details

Date 1908 - 1900
Letter From Lang, Andrew
Letter To Howitt, Alfred William
Country England
Holding Institution State Library of Victoria
Collection Name
Registration Number MS9356/63
Medium Letter
Locality Kensington
Summary MS 9356 [Series] General correspondence with anthropologists. [Sub Series] Andrew Lang to A. W. Howitt [Item Title] Letter from Andrew Lang to A.W. Howitt. [Summary note] 1 Marloes Road, Kensington W. 7 pages. [between 1900 and 1912] June 17. Box 1049 [Folder] 6(c) [State Library Victoria record 2018]
Physical Description Handwritten in ink. Signed, dated with day and month only. Top of first page additional notes in pencil.