Notes on Kurnai 150 pages

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ask Murray Jack
World Props. The earth
[ditto] sky
[ditto] beyond

Ghosts - (1) Is it "dullabin". English meaning of dullabon?
(2) Where goes after death; along road to meet Daramulun?
haunt bush? eat food? warm at fires?

(3) Is there a [?mūrŭp?] which present in sleep?
(4) What are dreams.
(5) Suppose a boy could see ghosts would he become
a wizard?

Burial how was grave made + corpse buried - was it
in costume and had it weapons.
Daramulun - can they talk to women about him.

Wizards How did a man become a wizard?
How did he go up aloft?
Totems Can Kangaroos, Ebai, Bats, Tchuteba, +c
give warning of danger?

Sky What is is? - What is it called - (see first question)

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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.