Notes on Kurnai 150 pages

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Come here- Nau-wŭn-ji come here
Give Wal-kimmi
Knife- Worli-nŭtbi
Kŭla-melŭrt- scissors (cutting thing)
Bŭr- Lean of meat
Bŭra- bullockai=beef
Tchewin- fat
Wŭk- track
Ngutal- mine
per Charley Alexander June 23th 1872

Billy Wood
Beucruachan- Welwendŭk
Wánduin = Eugenia Symithii [Lilly Pilly]
Tallak = sow thistle
Ngŭllŭk = one of the cruicifere
Dŭrt-gŭrŭk = a large yellow fungus

Laua beri = Brown Snake
[Jilung- crossed out]
Gē-lŭng = Tiger Snake
Black Snake =
Thūrūng- any snake
Aegotheles novce Hollandaice - Owlet nightjar

A term of abuse- "pai-e-gwŭn"
also "Dindin blānbin" applied to a
Melbourne black who was speared

wattle gum = gūrmŭt
musell- = nāndiwŭn

[written upside down at bottom of page]
Ask William
Did they eat parts of men

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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.