Notes on Kurnai 150 pages

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The Legend of Tiddelik
Charley Alexander said that once Tiddilick
swallowed all the water. Every one was trying
to make him laugh. First of all the Read [sic] headed
cockatoos tried but he would not look at them.
Then the crows all corroboreed before him
and then the Salmon, but he took no notice.
At last the conger eels corroboreed - a big fire
was made and they dressed themselves up in
grass and weeds and danced. Tiddelick
turned his eyes toward them and they made
him laugh. Then all the water ran out.
At that time all the birds and animals
were men.
N.B. Tiddilik is the large bullfrog.

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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.