Status: Indexed

Stars (3) 46
The people do not like to see this bird
injured .
Karat gūrnin - a lot of men
Karat –gūrŭk - a lot of women
- gūrŭk - woman or female
When any one kills the naribarm gūrūk
(mūlan = shadow of the Karat-gūrŭk) people
are very angry. It is buried wrapped up
in a little possum rug and the women cry over it.

[written in the left side margin]
The constellation of the “Bat”
seems to be part of Phoenix
[Drawing of the plan of the constellation:]
* * wife
* Balayang
* wife


[written in the left margin]
The Ūrŭnjeri [divi. - crossed out] clan of the Kūlin

There were three “mobs”: (divisions)
(1) 2. That of Bebejan at Darebin Ck, Heidelberg, Yan Yean
i.e the Plenty country.
1. [ditto] Billibillary from Melbourne up the East side
of the Saltwater river and western branch up
to half of Mt Macedon
(2) 3. that of Jackey Jackey Yarra flats and
and Northern slope of Dandenong Mts
[written in the left margin]
William’s Mothers Country -

William's mother came from
the Nourailŭm ballŭk at

[written in the left margin]
1+2 = Kŭrnáge-berre-ing
3 = [Boiberrit crossed out] Urunjeri

(3) 4. of the Boi-berrit -thŭn-willŭm (language) – who lived near Sunbury
under the headman Bŭng-erim

These mobs were called: -
(1) and (2) which belonged to each other
Kŭrnáge – berreing – Yanan from Castellas to
Saltwater River
(3) the Real Ūrŭnjiri (4) Boiberrit – thŭn willim.
N.B These divisions require to be
revised with a map.

Notes and Questions

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Stephen Morey

A plan of the constellation Phoenix can be found at https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/68/Phoenix_IAU.svg. It is difficult to reconcile this with the drawing Howitt gives