Notes on Kurnai 150 pages

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A favorite song was this:-

Miringănda dŭrrŭganda
Look (see) the throwing stick

Brewindū mūnda
of Brewin there

drtKrauéa Kŭrŭnga
East ward a little distance

at Ninne (the Red Bluff - Lakes Entrance)

This is a very ancient song - it is not danced to.

Illustration of above

(1) Q. Miringatū ngánda mŭrriwŭnda?
point you to me with the throwing stick?

(2) A. Jetboálō (3) R. nanma gūnūnjattū
you [tell a - crossed out] lie! that one (he) not at all lies

(4) R. Ngándū tūnga?
Who told you?

(5) A Tūngam Brabrolūng
tell me

Tŭrdi Kŭrnai mūnda drt-Krauea
dead Blackfellow up there [over there - written above up there] Eastward
(There is a blackfellow dead to the Eastward)

The direction - Where the Sun rise - East - DrtKrauéa
[ditto] [ditto] Sunset - West - Dé-aua
[ditto] North - Tŭmb-brrra
[ditto] South - Kátter

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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.