Notes on Kurnai 150 pages

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per J. C. Macleod

Mallabar native of the Old Port.
Said that at first the blacks were poor creatures
shivering without fire but that the crow went
somewhere and brought back to them fire
in the beak.

J. C. Mc says that the blacks would not on any account
kill or injure a crow.

They would not on any account let the dogs
eat a bone of an Iguana
and that when he cut off the head of a fish
they raised a tremendous outcry saying
that the fish would all leave the lakes.

[written in left side margin]
gold watch
at Martin’s
at Alberton

taken from

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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.