Maneroo people used mūmūgang = dead man = whitefellow [note in 'Native Tribes of South East Australia' Howitt identifies Yūin poeple as those who use mūmūgang in this way]
32 Where a spear was rubbed with kidney fat
it would be as if poisoned but they also
[rubbed - crossed out] mixed gūbŭrra with the kidney fat.
A People were always frightened lest the mūra = ghost or Būraga [should - crossed out] [?genus or given?]? (Berir = dead or death and gal= belonging to)
should come out of the grave after them. Sometimes people learned from dreams that
such and such a person was dead.
It is a man's shadow, mour-aing,
which after his death
goes up to Daramulun
who takes care of him. (Merriman)
Merriman said also that his "old men"
(father +c) were now with Daramulun
waiting for him to come + that they amused
themselves with singing.
The dead leaves the body and is called
tūlūgal. When a man died his body was
rolled up in bark and laid at the roots of a
tree up which the Gommera climbed - all the
women + children remaining in the camp - and
the men below him. This was at night. The Gommera
cooeed and after a time the Tūlūgal answered and the
Gommera talked with him. Either he was able to send the
Tūlūgal out of the country and came down - or else the
Tūlūgal pushed him by the head down the bole of the tree -
came rushing down with him with a noise like a bird flying
and got into the bark coffin with the dead body.
(per Jabberah, Brupin + Geo. Cohen)
a lie is called Bŭmanganŭp or Morayan.
Smoke is called Tūnkū milá
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