Notes by Howitt on Kulin from Barak

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P 111 Mŭrring = tomahawk
mŭrrnig - ái - gálko – handle of
Geelong word = Kalatung = tomahawk
The Ūrŭndjeri - the country belonging
to them – William's father's country.
Up East side of Deep Creek - to Yan Yean
- Kangaroo ground - up to the
Head of the Yarra at Baw Baw
- all the natives of Yarra down to
Richmond. From Father to son.
They would not quarrel with friendly tribes
country to hunt there.
p. 49 very common to exchange food
- to please each other and as a
friendly act . The sea coast men took
fish – those inland sent possums
The Ngurungaeta would say to the young men
“now all you young fellows you go out
and get plenty of possums and give
them to those people – don’t give them
raw ones but roast them p 49

Kangaroo killed by William I being present
Take out inside – not skinned unless want
skin. Then roast him.
William & his wife & children – one fore quarter.
To me - a leg or if I like a fore quarter
William father & mother, arm & head.
Wife father & mother – leg and back, sent by the wife.
Tail to any one there.

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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.