This however requires further enquiry
for Ienbin's mother was a Braiaka
woman of Gippsland or rather to speak
more accurately a Lanayak whose
clan name would have necessarily been
Superb Warbler (Djédjun) and [crossed out - not] could not have
been Eaglehawk (Mūnyūngar) as [crossed out - of] her
daughters are said to have been.
This woman is said by Ienbin to
have been taken from Gippsland when
only about 13 years of age to Twofold Bay
by the Kroatūn Kŭrnai to whom King
Charly belonged. To have been there given
as a wife to a man of that place,
from whom she was taken by Ienbin's
father by eloping with her on board
a whaler which set sail that night.
Her name was Lijū-ūit.
[crossed out - The] A totemic names [sic] [crossed out - are] is said by Ienbin not to be
so much "a name as like to a Jo-e-a". This
will come out more clearly from the following stements [sic]
and also those which are made subsequently
when speaking of the ceremonies of the Būnan.
"The Yūin have personal names [crossed out - belonging to them]
given to them as children. These are used in
speaking to each other as "Ienbin come here" or "I
gave it to Mebrin". The terms of relationship could
also be used as "Brother give me that" or "Aunt
come here". The animal name would never be
used for very few people know what yours is.
Waddiman gave me my Kangaroo name at
the Būnan. I did not know it before. Any one
might have told me my father or [crossed out - any men] my mother
but my father died six months before the Būnan.
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