Notes on Kurnai 150 pages

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per Billy Wood

Ngourang - Convolvulus sepium [Blushing Bindweed]
Yarlyang- the root of [orchid] Diūris maculata
Tallak - Sow Thistle
[Persor - crossed out]
Bolwin - Persoonia (The fruits of)
Nelŭng - Porphyru melanolūs

A Dargo man Bungil [sic] Bamaring had a tame
brown snake (thūrŭng) which he fed on frogs.
People were very much afraid because he sent it out
at night to hurt people.

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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.