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was [?] under Jakke-jakke living about the Yarra flats and onthe northern slopes of the Dandenong mountains. the third were the "real"Wurrunjeri. who lived on the western side of the Saltwater river, undertheir Headman Bungerin, and extended as far as Mount Macedon.

Immediately adjoining the Wurrunjeri country on the [North crossed out] Westside, was that of the Kurunjang-Wilam (2) who are also Woewurrung , whose Headman was one [Ningulabul], known to thewhitemen as Captain Turnbull.. Ningulabul was a great maker of songs,which as Berak said "made people glad when they heard them". But whenhe sang one of them [?} [?} it had the contraryeffect, for it made him shed tears. Ningulabul came of a family of giftedsingers for his father and grandfather before him had been renowned [?]and this, as well as his own poetical powers, was the cause of his greatauthority as a Ngurung-aeta, not only his own tribe but also in thoseadjoining. the case of Ningulabul shows how headmanship was hereditaryin a family whosemembers were gifted beyond their fellows.

On the north side of Mount Macedon were the Gal-gal-balluk, part ofthe Jajau'rung tribe, whose headman was known to the whitemen as"King Bobby" and who was the "partner" (3) of Ningulabul. If the latter wished tobring people from further north he sent "his word" to "Bobby" who againsent his "word" on bythe next headman. to the westwardof Ningulabulwas [?] the Headman of the [?]????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

Most of those Headmen were related to eachother, by marriage, andthus, where as in a family such as that of Ningulabul, there wastendancy for authority to become hereditary, there was thegerm of a practice which under favorable circumstamces might have

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Leaūr-gūra-balluknow the mountainwhere Parkers stationwas. name Qūrojang[Have then language?]No wang there only Bunjil.At Daylesford all the Range when wambatare all gal-gal ['Kalk-kalk' crossed out] Bullūg- all wang.

Leaūrgura falling [?]speak ['3 language' crossed out] Woiworungout with a sharp [??][??] Jajoworong half[??]5.6.6.8. list [??](9) all the mothers and women

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the Bullawangs may betribal [crossed out 'fathers and uncles or older brothers'] uncles (Datak)But in following the Krauan& Bullawangs the old women& old men ask wheredid your grandfather(paternal come from) -

Thursday evening about sundown the Tūtanaring wereplaced on the groundthe Krauan behind them and Old Mary [?] represented all the mothers. Jonny Fidgett waited with the boys as master of the ceremonies. Old William & Dick walked about. The men all went away to chat[?]and after a time – William gave the signal to be ready.

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[Drawing of grave and placement of body in foetal position]

Murawin now was stuckin ground by his right hand. [Two words crossed out]When my father [mother?] was buried the old man from Dandenong

- half [ngŭng?] and half [Duln?] said give him a [murawim?] in his right hand he never missed a Kangaroo -

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Yerun illum Kūlin eat flesh belonging to all [leg?] and [foot?] and [arms?]. 1. 3, 5 7 13 ------8. 9 & kidney fat. (11 & 14) kidney fat. [?] [put? or but?] blacks [drink?]the blood, as well asarm and legs 2. 4. 12

Eat skin only - of legs & [arms?] 8. 9.7_______________________________________Jajawrung blacks caught an old man frm [Yarra?]and took out his kidney fat he went as far as [Betty Oak?]and died.

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underneath & the [?]consisting for from [?][four words ????]a [?] [?]

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Talihell no [????] [These words appear to be on a torn off page at the top of the second half of this page

To Coranderrk23/6/00Gūraiyu = Coriofrom Gūra = sand

LanecoorieLangaKooraKangarooJajawerrung

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some vege.

Timber cut at mill is: (1) E. regnans from top of hill a sound clear cut by timber from from gum trees - no name(2) E. Sieberiana (a - called white ironbark gum [top?]silver top(3) E. capitellata - called yellow stringybark(4) E. obliqua called - white ironbark

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Ask William and Captain(1) which way Jajaurung drilledfire(2) Burial directionN - WarautN 25 W - Wartrout tp d/75WX - KraugaiN69 - Bopal Boopel - direction?S E L-S 10 W - Tall au5 15 W tp NS0W Kraugai direction?(3) man costume woeworngjajaurung(talk chalks)(4) How long [???] - how high- bigger than mouse?(5) Man brother - women tribe[???]

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