Mūkjarrawaint Tribe

Old Turner
King Major
Donald Cameron


Yirani Gartchukagurk - Gartchŭka Wife
Johnny Gartchŭka George Wūrant

I obtained the following information from
Johnny Connolly, a half-caste native of
the Mukjarawaint tribe. He was brought
up by his maternal grandfather’s brother until
the age of [blank]. He subsequently was at the
Lake Condah Mission. He speaks English
thoroughly and with intelligence. I have
recorded his information in the first
person as many of his experioences were
very characteristic and I have endeavoured
to follow as near as possible the words he
used and as I noted them down at
the time.

"The Mūkjarawaint lived in the
country between Ararat, Carrs Plains
on the Buchaussan [?], Horsham and
Brrehork [?] and extedned back into the
Grampians. Each man and each
woman living in that country was
Mukjarawaint. The name is also
that of a place now called Mūkpilli.
I am unable to say what the meaning of
Mūkjarawaint is - I only know
that Mūk means "short".

I am a half caste my mother was never married
to a blackfellow. She lived with a digger who found
Pleasant Creek. My mothers [sisters husband - crossed out] brother was a Gartchuka and
he was also my maam (father) - my mothers sister
was my baap (mother)

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