Notes on Kurnai 150 pages

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Edible plants +c
Dárŭrin = the berries of Billiardieri Scandius
roasted in the fire
Kōndern = a plant growing on the Sale plains
Gūrnŭng = Kangaroo apple
Kang-ay-yang = plant on river banks
Dánglewŭn = a fungi

The whitefellow brought the ordinary mushroom
blackfellows do not eat it.
Jonŭngain = a fugi growing on a tree
Yábenbŭr = Brachychyton propulneus
This is not a Kurnai word but a Brajerk
The Kurnai learned to cook and eat the root
from the Brajerak.
Dékkil = a tree fern Cyathea?
Garŭk = Alsophila Australis
Kakáura = [?Dukoinu Austaulien?]
These are placed in the order of merit as regards
food. Dekkil does not grow in the mountains.
Bekūla = gūrmŭt = wattle gum
Muoyat = Dēirŭng = ?
Dŭrtgŭrŭk = ?
(Q) Quárak =
Kŭtwut = Pigface (eaten raw)
Yallet-ban-ŭng = a bush grows in sand hummocks and bears
small berries

Ngourang = convovulus sepium
Tallak = sow thistle
Bolwin = Persoonia
Dūra = Typha angastifolie
Nelŭng = Porphyrio [?melandles?]
Bringa [?naranla?] = Bone - moon - if
= the flats about 2 miles from Maffra
up Macallister River

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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.