Notes on Kurnai 150 pages

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belonga me" - and is very angry
that it it [sic] was killed. It was his thundung.

It is evident from this that these
are [we - crossed out] totems, [They lost - crossed out] and the
remains of a former class system.
[The particular of - crossed out] They are in some
cases tabued - in other [??]
[?cut?] - especcially those of the Krautu Kurnai
That if should he inherited from a man
by his son + daughter after his death
is a remarkable [?illustration?] in the
practice in tribes will [?family?] [?dust or duel?].
Moreover it appears that if it
became localized, [or that - crossed out] not being
among the Kurnai, [??] [??] the
[??] but food in [??] the [??]
For instance the [?Yalmuni?] people
lived on the Seashore in the
[??] [??] [??] [??], on the
conger eels in the Snowy 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.