Notes on Kurnai 150 pages

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Billy Tulaba says that long before
the whitemen came into Gippsland
the Kurnai spoke of "Loän" and of his
wife Loäntŭkan" and that afterward
white men were called Loan + white women
Loan tucken. He also says that the
name Kŭllŭngrŭk was also applied
to Loan and afterwards to the whitemen.

Stone Tomahawks
The black colored one [sic] are called Gwéŭn
the others e.g. these made of porphyrite diabase
are Gŭrŭkgin

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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.