Notes by Howitt on Kulin from Barak

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Billibillery - Melbourne
had partner up the Yarra
another partner (?) Berwick

Kangaroo If I dream of Kangaroos round me
and one coming towards me I know that the
people in that direction have my yarūk
I tell the wirrarapp - [By a - crossed out] He says hello you
are burn up to so + so - [by a - crossed out] till you had [??]
or they had not [??] [??] by and bye all you
By and bye when the [??] he flew away
and get the murriwun - and brings back my
yaruk. He tells me to put it in a running river to
wash out the Yarūk and he goes up through the hole
and puts the muriwun in the water up there.

(merung= door)
give wirarap presents + always remember him.

Porcupine - when I rub porcupine fat on him and
put a bit in his mouth then he [?may?] eat it.
I rubbed Charley Foster with some yuckan
Bear fat - or Yuckan wadthan

When a man cr
Bongarin - tall man next to
says - [if you - crossed out] did you send the
[??] [??] +c
Bongarin says to Billebillary - the old man
tell men not to do so any more-
- the old man will give us notice by and bye when
the people speak about the stone tomahawk
Billebilly says "all right"

Bongarin stands up - the speaker stands
up - no weapons there.

sometimes old men say to each other come
after breakfast he will consult +c

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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.