Notes by Howitt on Kulin from Barak

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3 p2
The only ceremonies they use preparatory to marriage are in the first place to get their
parents' consent, the suitor's best claim is being a good fighter and an expert
hunter – so as to be able to protect and provide for a family. X some have
five or six wives and others none at all. If a man wishes to have a man’s grown
up sister for wife he must give his own – if he has one – in exchange. p 51
For Buckley re elopement p 62. or see also K & K ———

[at bottom of page 4 groupings of descent rules]
M Wa
F Bunjil

M Waa M Bunjil
F Bunjil F Waa
M Waa F Bunjil
F Bunjil M Waa
M Waa

M Waa M Bunjil
M Waa F Bunjil
M Waa

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Document Details

Letter From
Letter To
Author Howitt, Alfred William
Country Australia
Colony/State Victoria
Holding Institution State Library of Victoria
Collection Name Alfred W. Howitt Collection
Registration Number MS9356/391
Medium Notes
Summary MS 9356 [Series] Correspondence and notes concerning aboriginal tribes - Aboriginal tribes of Victoria. [Sub Series] Kulin Nation [Item Title] Notes by Howitt titled 'The Kulin tribe. Informant 'Ber-uk' otherwise King William of the Yarra tribe'. [Summary note] 103 pages. Box 1053 [Folder] 2(b) & (c) [State Library Victoria record 2018]
Physical Description Handwritten notes, undated and numbered pages. Additional notations and annotations in the left hand margins; includes a newspaper article.