Notes on Kurnai 150 pages

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Transcription - Page 16

Umbara's song made where coming in his
boat from [Wallagalel - crossed out] ? Wolloga [sic] lake to the mouth of the
Bega River.

galla galla binja būnínga ngallí
capsize me striking this on (me)

Winbelon jena ngairauan ūdjá
wind blows hard sea long stretched

Kándŭbai būnnînga ma
between beating me
(That is the wind above, and the sea below)

Mélindthi būninga
hit hard striking

Nelli yáral mūlari
me water dash up bija būninga
me beat me

And this song
Wagoura jenna burnaga
crow this one Iguana

djamoulinga jenna wabéwantla
me tell this me returns go home

long way

Apple tree = Angophera sp? = kū-nŭmbŭr

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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.