Questions for William Berak

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For Berak
30 at Daylesford - Monulgundeech tribe

31 Does William know anything about the Bram-bram-gal
The two stars in fore legs of centaurus.
Dark space between B. B. gal + crux = chin-gal = Emu - opossum, Bunya = Head star in Crux

32 What is the story about Bil-bil-man-nere = minah?
If any-

33 Jajowerung - (p. 159 ii RBS)
Was the [Wo- crossed out] Wo-reip-ar-pil = Eagle or is the word Wairrp-il?
Where was the Jajowerūng country? Is Dick Richards Jajowerūng?

34 What is the story of Kurborū (Bear) stealing the
drinking vessels (Tarnūk) - and how did Karakarok
get them back?

35 What is the name of the place where Lohan
went to? is it Wamoom? Wilsons promontory

36 Did he ever hear of Pirnmehee-al - a gigantic man
living above the clouds of a kind disposition Dawson-
- lived in [??] - this side Warrnambool - at
Framlinghame (Binbeal?)

37 Is Canopus = Waa? Dawson p. 99

38 What kind of Hawk is Thara - what is its
cry - is it Kuyong Kuyong = small kestrel.
or Swamp Hawk - Pirrween= its cry
not known Dawson lii

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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.