Notes on Kurnai 150 pages

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cannot eat anything that climbs
children women tutnŭrring Jeraeil boy
Kangaroo Jirah yes ues ues after Jeraeil
Black wallaby Thakwan, Thewgang yes yes yes
Red wallaby Kinara no no no only the old men
Rock wallaby Waiat not in lesser Gippsland
Pademelon Baui yes yes old men will not Jeraeil
Kang Rat Bri -ditto-
Bandicoot menak yes yes only [?Brangula?]
Common Rat [Biak - crossed out] Baiŭk - yes anyone -
Wambat narūt [?because?] in a hole - yes anyone -
Porcupine Kauern gauern yes yes old men not Jeraeil
Native bear Gorla yes yes The Brangula
Dog Bān - yes anyone -
Iguana Bathalūk - yes anyone -
Lizard Keratŭng - no one eats this -
Dew Lizard gūngŭn - yes any one -
Black snake red belly Tūnyarŭk - yes any one -
Tiger snake Thūrng - not eaten too poisonous -
Brown snake - [nyabŭn - crossed out] ngai-abun - yes any one -
Opossum Wadthŭn yes yes [?Brangula?]
Black Possum Brak yes yes only old men not the Jeraeil
Water rat T

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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.