hw0185 Howitt notes on the Wolgal

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Wolgal tribe

Boundaries of country:-

From Kowombut down the river Indi to Tom Groggin thence to Wheeler's and Cudgewa and as far down the Murray to Walarigary River — above Albury thence to TumberumbaAdelongKilmore Creek to Tumut. Thence down the Tumut to Gundagai — to Goloot – to Cullingbong and to Lambing Flat- thence to Yass – to [Qeen- crossed out] Queenbeyan [sic] – to MicalagoCoomaKiandraLob Hole Thelbingŭng Mountain – thence across to Kowombut.

Contents Boundaries front page 3 - Classes + totems 1- 3 Marriage of class + totem + descent 1.5 1A division of food - Places in Camp 2 - Fights 2 Cannibalism 2 Burial 3A Personal property 2A - Right to hunting grounds 2A Initiation 3 White men = ghosts 3 Dreams 3 Language 4 Murray Jack's father +c 5 [Marriage 5 - crossed out] Elopement 5 The child 6 Hair of the dead 6 Aurora 6 Kuringal described 7. 8. 9. Jiringal language 10.

[written in left side margin] ? Nebrak see to this

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Information collected from Mrangulla Singing Johnny

Maneroo Blacks are divided as follows

Hawk Crow Malian ?Yibai=Ipai oombe ?= Kŭmb Bandar Kangaroo Megindang Wombat Nooron Emu Nutjare Nutjun Rat Bat? Ebi (malian) Hawk Werralang Brown snake Maree Dog Birringal Star (Venus) Woothering [Squirrel Warralang Brown Snake Bandar Kangaroo Maniyook Bandicoot Balil Balil Lyre Bird Wandale Porcupine I find that though they have only two grand divisions, yet they place some importance upon the subdivisions. For instance a Bandar or Kangaroo would marry a woman who was a Wombat and others would take wives according [torn] list above. I was not aware of this before but I had not made much enquiry. I found the Murray Blacks were divided according to your list but thought the mere fact of a woman being a Kilparra was sufficient to allow them to marry, but now I find that certain animals go in pairs. The Kangaroo goes with the Wombat the Emu with the Rat + the Hawk with the Snake + so on. I find also that the children have the same totem as their mother. I think that may be taken as a rule among all the Aborigines on the other side the dividing range [sic]. The Gippsland Blacks seem to have no regular division. They tell me the men are Yarang and the women Djetgang, does it not seem

[written at top of page over Maneroo Blacks] Wolgal

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