Notes on Kurnai 150 pages

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Krauatun Kurnai
The Krauatun speak a language
very near to the mŭk-thāng
The Braiaka, Brataua and Tatung
speak Nūlart.
The Cabbage tree tabbár and
the flag root – dūrūk were used
for food, baked and eaten; King Charley
says that the tabbár was very like
the head of the ferntree- gárūk
-i.e. of that one which has small
hooklets on the under side of the
midrib of the frond.
The root of the “convolvulus sepium”
- ngūrŭng – was eaten.

King Charley says that the Pleiades were called
Laúeri” = the women but that the
other stars only were “Brīl” = stars.

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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.