Notes on Kurnai 150 pages

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The tribes adjoining the Kurnai

Long Harry + McKay say:-
The blackfellows over the mountain toward
Goulburn we called Ngūr-au-it; those
towards Melbourne To-tūr-ŭng (lū-rūng)
(Black snake) because they were always
poking about to kill us; those of Omeo
and Maneroo Brajerak, those of
Twofold Bay War-al and those the otherside the Snowy River who were
almost Kŭrnai - Bidwelli.

Ball as a message
Charly Alexander says that among the Krauatan
the Ball - Tootajeraua was sent as a
token for friendship

Note that Old William
said the same
of Woiworŭng

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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.