Notes on Kurnai 150 pages

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men who go about seeking to take people's fat
are called Bŭra-bŭrŭk (flying) or
Bret Bŭng (with the hand - that is who pull out
the fat by the hand) - or Bretbŭng mūng-nga
warrūgi - that is By the hand - from a long way.
These men can fly about - knock you down -
and take your fat out; then you die. Murray
is such an one. [sic]
To illustrate "flying" - ngárūgal - mūndū
crow there (at hand)
bŭrang moko
flying beyond or there (at a distance).
To illustrate moko: - blápan wŭrt - moko
walk all of us there (to that place)
būlā wŭrka brémanda wŭrk
that ground (earth) best [??] do

[written in left side margin]
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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.