Notes on Kurnai 150 pages

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Migration of the Kurnai Ancestors
Mr McAlpine
When Mr McAlpine first went to
Port Albert in the year -.
There was a man older than
Morgan” who described himself
as the “father” of all the blackfellows
west of the Albert River. He was the
headman of the Kut-wut Kurnai.
He stated that the black fellow
came from the west from a
country where there were great
numbers of blacks. This old man’s
name was Mŭl-a-ba.
When the Port Albert and Tarraville
+ Alberton Blacks were frightened
at being attacked by those from
the Lake or about Sale they
used to take refuge in Wilsons

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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.