Notes by Howitt on Kulin from Barak

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Transcription - Page 80

The Loh-an

A long time ago according to Old Morgan
a number of Blacks were hunting on the
Wilsons Promontory, on the coast facing
Rabbit Island. They saw a [tall - crossed out] strange Blackfellow
of immense height coming down the
mountain carrying a great spear over
his shoulder. They watched him descend
to the beach and disappear in
a cavern. After a time as he did
not reappear they went to the cave
and some of them went in with
lighted torches of bark. The cave
went in some distance but they
could not find him. This was
the Loh-an.

[written in left side margin]
at Mt Hunter??

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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.