Notes on Kurnai 150 pages

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1886 per Billy Wood
Yanūn- Blackwood E. [acacia] melanoxylan
Witchun- an edible orchid
Tarawŭn- water lizard
Jū-wŭn- Pteris aquiline Bracken [Pteridium aquilinum grown in the northern hemisphere Bracken Fern]
Kata katak- E. obliqua [Eucalypytus obliqua - Stringy Messmate]
Mattingara- E. Suberiana [Tuberous]
Yau-ŭt- [Tuberous]
Kūram-brŭk = Mountain Tibra- Leptospermum sp.?
Lauaberi- putty colored snake
Garŭk- Alsophele Australis [Phragmites australis (Common Reed)]
Tŭmŭng- E. Capitellata [Eucalyptus Capitellata (NSW)]
Bŭt-ki-wattŭn- the Paps of Jura
Kára-keŭn=Black stone tomahawk
Gué -ŭn = light colored tomahawk
These were obtained as pebbles in the river gravel
where Avon flows over the Upper Devonian beds - and
chipped and ground down in a day
Tūngarŭk-black snake
Thūrūng- brown snake
Ge-lŭng- tiger snake
Naia bŭn
Dar-ŭr-in - Billiarderia Scandens [apple berry or apple dumplings]
Gūrnŭng-Kangaroo apple [Solanium laciniatum]
Ngāt- River Turtle
Danglewŭn- a fungi - "the Whitefellows brought the
[common - crossed out] mushroom".-
Yabbenbŭr-Brachychiton populneum [this tree is known as the Kurragong NSW]- this is a
Brajerak name - the Brajerak showed the
Kurnai how to eat them.
Dekkil- a tree fern -
Garŭk - alsophila australis [Phragmites australis]
Kakaura- a tree fern
Gūnking- a tree fern
Jonŭng-ain- a fungi which grows on a tree
Gūrmŭt Wattle Gum
Kŭtwŭt- pigface (eaten raw)

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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.