Notes by Howitt on Kulin from Barak

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Transcription - Page 95


[Major Captain - crossed out] Sergeant Major a Jajawrung from St Arnaud said that
beyond his country were no more Jajauwrung but other tribes.
(He knew the Jupagulk among them). He is Kilpara, from
his mother who was Kilpara from her mother who came
from the country in which the extreme flood waters of
the Wimmera run out in the Mallee.

He is Kilpara – also gamutch – also Bunjil – and is
Moiwilluk and Wartwŭt.

When dies would be buried to the west of North.

Doctor (Old Major also Captain Harrison) is Garchuka and will be
buried north. They all did this.

Captain said that Gamutch & Krokitch extended
west a long way towards Wellington & down beyond Mt Gambier
where “another language came in & people that would kill
him if he went among them. He also knew the tribes on
the Murray, Tatathi, Muthi-muthi,Wathi Wathi, up to
where about Hay another “language” came in where
the Wiradgery were.

It is evident through that these tribes above St Arnaud
were the connecting links between the Krokitch & Gamutch and
the Bunjil & Waang classes – the border tribes of the
Jajawrong. The class names were held thus according
to him:
Gamutch = Waang = Mukwara
Krokitch = Bunjil = Kilpara

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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.