Notes on Kurnai 150 pages

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Lake Tyers district - Bulmer
from R.B.S. book

Kangaroo [?Bruthen?] Jirah Shark - [Yalmai - crossed out] Yalmri - not eaten
Black Wallaby Therogang Thakwan om Whale [Bāwang - crossed out] ganda yes
Red Wallaby Kniara - om Seal Bithaui - yes
Paddymelon - Baui om Lobster - Derndang [Howitt has crossed out the r and a, indicating a u should be used instead - Dendung] - yes
Kangaroo Rat [?Bruthen?] Bri om Emu Maiaura (see note)
Bandicoot Menak om Native Companion Kūragan (when old man)
Common Rat [Mes- crossed out] Biak Biauk - om ow Crane Karlo - any one
Wambat Narūt om ow Swan Gidai - any one
Porcupine Kauern not young men [?leave?] [?him?] Black duck [Wrang - crossed out] Wreng [?Where? ??]
Native bear Goola - om Teal yes Natath or Barūk
Dog Bān never eat from Wood Duck yes Yellan nandik Djellan ngetet
Iguana Bathalūk - can eat Widgeon yes Kūrtgan
Lizard Keratŭng can eat from Pelican no one eats from only old man Būran [Howitt has, over the a, written ŭ over it]
Black, snake Tūnyarak [Howitt has crossed out the second and written ŭ over it] can eat crow yes Ngarūgal
Snake Laue-beri can eat Wonga yes wauk wakau
Opossum Wadthan - old man Bronewing - yes [Tappak - crossed out] Tŭbbŭk
Black opossum Brak not till made [?Jerail?] Lyrebird yes Wūrail [Howitt has crossed out the a and written e over it]
Water rat Tūra [a crossed out] blany never eat from only some old men White cockatoo yes [Brēk - crossed out] Bre-ek
Platypus Barlajan Ganggang yes Keran [a crossed out and ē written over it]
Native cat - [Brŭmbin - crossed out] Yūrn - [om -crossed out] not like that [??] Black cockatoo yes nganak [both a's crossed out and é and ŭ written over them respectively]
Tiger cat Bindhalang yes - Musk duck yes Tūk Tūt bring - muk Kŭrnai
Ring tail possum Blāng - om Robin Redbreast [Bululwrang - crossed out] Būliswreng
[Flying squirrel - crossed out] Tuan Yit gatti or Tuan can steal from men geese - yes Nath
Large Flying Squirrel Wernda - old men give it Spoonbill no! Duck [?mate?] waiūng
Flying mouse [Tūan - crossed out] ? mountain duck Kaia - quark [a crossed out at end of Kai and u written over a in quark]
Bream - Kaian - yes Quail yes Ūro bi gwannŭng
Perch - Tambūn - yes Water hen yes Nirlūng [r crossed out]
Flat head Brindjat Frog no one eats it - else rain Tiddelek [i crossed out and e written and last e crossed out and u written]
Large mullet [Pertpiang - crossed out] Brŭt baiang Bull frog Blūk
Sand mullet Krinyang [ya crossed out and nŭ written] not a Muk Kurnai Sting ray no one eats him Bäälangūrk
Sea salmon ?
Sea trout Billin Grub yes Krŭng
Schnapper [Narbūgang - crossed out] gūrnŭn - porpoise - can eat
Leather jacket - Ngat
Golden perch Lūderak

[written at bottom of page and linked to Frog]
Bunjil willŭng
sings about
the [??] [??]

[??] [??] Mŭk Kūrnai
maybe rain
[??] [??] [?mouth?]

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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.