Notes on Kurnai 150 pages

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The story of Gwannŭmŭrŭng (Eaglehawk) and
Būkbuk?? (morepoke).

One Gwannŭmŭrŭng and his wife went out to seek
for food. They had two little babies which they left
in the charge of B while they were away.
B after a time got tired of watching the
babies and as they were sleeping on a kangaroo
skin tied them up in it with some sinew and went

Gwannumurung's wife said to her husband "I am sure
something is wrong with our babies - I must go
back." They went back to their camp and before
they reached it they saw something round tumbling about
- this was the two babies in the skin bag trying to
get out. Gwannumurung + his wife were very angry.

By and bye Gwannumurung met B
out in the bush. He said "come here there is
something for you in the hole in this hill." B
went to him and got into the hole to look. Then
Gwannumurung [??] a piece of wood and stopped
up the hole.-

Harry Stevens says
Dŭrtgŭrŭk - a large yellow fungus - edible
Wanduin - the fruit of the Eugenia - [ditto]
Tallak - sow thistle - [ditto]
ngŭllŭk - one of the crucifuae [ditto]

Tinnuneulus chenchwide - Mle-e-djen
lick - foot

Tehorie truola - Bib-bren
Red Wallaby - Ginnera
Coles farm - Būlŭma Jirana
[?Belly?] Kangaroo

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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 MS9356/404
Medium Notes
Summary MS 9356 [Series] Correspondence and notes concerning aboriginal tribes - Aboriginal tribes of Victoria. [Sub Series] Kurnai [Item Title] Notes by A. W. Howitt titled 'Kurnai. Various names of plants, language etc.'. [Summary note] Incorporates information from correspondents including Mr. McAlpine, J. C. McLeod and tribal informants. 145 pages. Box 1053 [Folder] 3(b) & 4(a) [State Library Victoria record 2018]
Physical Description Correspondence and notes.