Questions for William Berak

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Transcription - Page 10

39 Where did [the - crossed out] Meymet and Berbira live

40 Were the Nguralŭng - Bunjil or Waa?
[Where did - crossed out]

41 What do B + R know about the Banjerang.

42 Does he remember hearing that where
Port Phillip Bay now is was once dry land

43 What is the exact English of this:-
Indara ngarū ngŭn mŭn ngŭrlik
nŭn-nŭn thŭm-bŭn - mŭrŭmbi-ek
Koy-ū-it wanthŭn-ara mŭrŭmbiek.

44 Who were the two wives of Bunjil? ([?Y + E Pisces Aust?])

45 Is this correct? When the Waa people + Bunjil
people were camped together - they were in different
parts of the same ground - and could not touch
any of each others food - what else?

46 What is a good name for a house?
- like Kurnai [Lean - crossed out] Lu-an hun - is it
Marine ilum or mariuilum?

47 What does Warringal mean?

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Document Details

Letter From
Letter To
Author Howitt, Alfred William
Country Australia
Holding Institution State Library of Victoria
Collection Name Alfred W. Howitt Collection
Registration Number MS9356/429
Medium Notes
Summary MS 9356 [Series] Correspondence and notes concerning aboriginal tribes - Aboriginal tribes of Victoria. [Sub Series] Wurunjerri (See also Kulin nation and Port Phillip) [Item Title] Questions from A. W. Howitt for William Berak, Shaw's tribal informant and notes. [Summary note] 16 pages. Box 1054 [Folder] 1(a) [State Library Victoria record 2018]
Physical Description Handwritten in ink. Undated and unsigned. Possibly a draft? First 10 pages contains a list of questions. Some subheadings throughout. Last 6 pages are notes. Includes 2 sketch maps.