Notes on Kurnai 150 pages

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Australian Aborigines

Yanaki Station = Nanjet
Wilsons Promontory = Yirŭk = Rocky point Strait
Stockyard creek = Kong-gong = White headed osprey
Tolo-wóra-worói = the Tarwin River and
also the name of the people living there.

The Bukkin is called in the Nūlert
language Tallan or Tallandian = tongue choking, in the Mukthang
it is called Ngarrang = strong = to Bukkin
per Tommy Hoddinot

The uninitiated youth is called Wotchi
by the Kurnai

Old Morgan
Old Morgan was called Būnjil Gworŭn
= thunder

Dakwŭn = Bk wallaby
Blang = Ringtail
Brŭk = large black opossum
Baiŭk = Bushrat
Menŭk = Bandicoot
Taiŭng = Rabbit Rat

The Bukkin
Is called by the Kurnai (Braba)
Bret-bŭng (hand with) or Bŭrra-bŭrrak
= flying

Sit down here = Bannŭng-gulla-ditta

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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.