Notes on Kurnai 150 pages

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me "new come up along 'nother one blackfellow"
and then walked towards the camp keeping
very wide of where the messenger was sitting.
He went to his own camp and sate down.
The messenger did not take notice of the young
in their camp but sate on the end of a log
by them. They took no notice of him, but after
some time, Morgan got up from his own camp
and went to the young mens camp - sate down
with his back towards the [man that - crossed out] messenger.
After sitting there a little while then Morgan
spoke; after that [the - crossed out] a conversation went on between
the messenger and himself. The Messenger
passed his "message stick" to Morgan who then
went back to his own camp. [The yo - crossed out] The messenger
stuck his spear point down in the ground close to
where he sate. He then began to converse with the
young men and they gave him something to eat.
The elder men then assembled in Morgan's
camp and conversed but I do not know
about what. The next day the messenger was
gone along as he came. About two days after all the
blacks went away. I asked Darby where they were going. He said
"Joey is dead and we are going to fight the blacks" - that
or "nother one black fellow killed". This Joey was not
murdered but died naturally; that I know. I think this
was all connected with the Bushy Park fight, which
was not more than 14 or 21 days after it.

Darby told me that the messenger came from Stratford.
Joe belong to Tarraville tribe - a brother of Browney.
Joe had died with his friends at that [?feud?] as they said
by the influence of the Snowy Rv Blacks.

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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.