Notes on Kurnai 150 pages

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Būran - Pelican
Kŭrni = large black cormorant
These two are muk Kŭrnai. The cormorant is the
"mate" of the Pelican. The Kurnai say that the Pelican
catches fish just as they do; that is by a round of Pelicans driving up the
fish into a corner and scoopong them out with
their nets.
Gūrnaúra - white crested cormorant - (nothing)
nŭnnewŭn - minah - gives notice of people coming
[?to or for?] the Kŭrnai
Brinjen - Whipbird
Jinballing - tree creeper
Wūi-yŭng - Black magpie -(mourning bird)
Káranag-Karanag - musk crow
Bleng-bŭng - grey magpie
Yara-wŭk the sea bird that helps the mrarts to
kill whales
Winnindŭk - Gardilote

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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.