Notes on Kurnai 150 pages

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Nunga Nungy Song

nána mŭlk ēdjanning
why what for (you) thought
Dinne Bramittel waibjŭrk-gitjándu
old Husband - mine murder
dinnin baiëqŭng
bad orphan
(or) Why did you think to murder my old
husband your worthless orphan
i.e. person having no kindred.

Waitchurk nunga-nunget

nŭn= ma tari?
what (he) do (to you)
mŭk lŭlia ngŭn

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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.