Notes by Howitt on Kulin from Barak

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Buckley's mob having killed some of the Waa reng badawa
“the men cut the flesh off the bones and stones were heated for baking it;
after which they greased their children with it all over.
Buckley p. 44
However, the man himself having escaped, he with others, went
in the night to the hut of the savage who had killed his brother
and speared him dead; having done which they cut the most of the
flesh off his body, carrying it away on their spears to mark their triumph.
(note here the Omeo men who avenged Binjo +c). x x the mangled
remains of the men were roasted between heated stones, - and
they eat parts of them. x x p. 70

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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.