Notes on Kurnai 150 pages

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The Kurnai
Little Jack - (Snowy River) says:
The men along the coast each way are Katūngal
Katūng= Fresh water - wāring= sea water

The clouds are nūrt and the sky is bring-a-nūrt

If a man sees a Kangaroo coming towards him or
across his path it means foes - if following him
it means friend - the same for Emus.
L. J. would not kill one under such circumstances.
The Crow is a great friend of the Kurnai and L.J.
would not hurt or kill him.

The Miner (nŭnawŭ) is not reliable
for giving notice and he drives the Kangaroo
away from the hunter.

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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.