hw0063 Andrew Lang to Howitt n.d.

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[written in pencil at top of page] 43.50.53.55.56.191.192.192.195.198.200.201. 202.207.208.213.214. Bunjil was man like, but more powerful -the muk Kurnai, Mura Mura were men women + children to all intent + purpose like the native, but [??], some magiv +c - but they were human - and the ancestor of the great Waa - moreover these Muk Kurnai were the totem 230. "godless: - because [??] not initiated. 235. 209- re Lohan 273 - 274. 277 279. 281. (But Daramulan is the source of magic and magic is the mainspring of Australian beliefs - 282) (280 The life of Daramulan [??] is the life of the Aust. [??] - he is the all powerful, all wise. Head man of the sky land) 287. 287. Bunjil is the Eaglehawk - a [??] [??] [??] his [??] off this totem + remains another [??] 288.289.304.309.-315-316-

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My dear Sir I have asked Mr [??] to forward this note, as I have no means here of finding your address. In several recent writings, (Making of Religion, 1898, Myth Ritual and Religion, 1899. Folklore, March 1899, and

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nineteenth century, January 1899, with Fortnightly Review, June, 1899) I have been dealing with Australian religious ideas. I have mainly relied on your own evidence as to belief in a kind of "over-god", with a son, or sons, who regulates morality.

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But my Folk Lore brethren much dislike my ideas, and prefer theories of borrowing from missionaries, or of savage mendacity and write credulity. If you have not seen my writings, I would very gladly send them to you, in the hop that you might find time to give an

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opinion as to the authentic and original character of this "over god", and in other points, such as the alleged special "primitiveness" of the Arunta tribe. It seems very desirable that something would be settled before the black fellows disappear, or are corrupted

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out of all knowledge. But now any certainty can now be arrived at, is precisely what I do not know. Your own and much other evidence suffices for me, but not for people who hold by "Animism" as the

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