Every man and womanbelonged to some one
of the following class names:

All the men were [underlined] All the women were [underlined]
[Ngŭnnŭn ngŭnŭt?] [Yartat gūrk?]
Bat [underlined] small night jar [underlined]
in [association?] one or other of the following
class divisions
[M. & F. below bracketted together]
M. Gartchŭka = white cockatoo with red crest and a long bill
F. Gart chuka-gūrk
M. Wūraut = black cockatoo
F. Wuraut-gūrk
M. Wūlernŭnt = Black snake
F. Wūlernŭnt gūrk
M. Wūrabil = Iguana
F. Wūrabil gūrk
M. Djallan = Buff coloured snake
F. Djallan gūrk
M. Wak = crow
F. Wak gūrk
M. Wŭrpl = Eagle hawk or Werpil
F. Wŭrpl gūrk
M. Būnjil = Altair = [α Aguiles?]
F. Būnjil gūrk
M. Yūrn = native cat
F. Yūrn gūrk
M. Moywil = black headed snake
F Moywil gūrk

Each boy was [Ngŭnnŭn ngŭnŭt?] after his father and each girl
[Yartat gŭrk?] after her mother, but see diagram pi which shows
the descent as to totem followed. the motherfrom Johnny took
his mothers when [Gart-chuka?] or as he said [all crossed out]

John Connolly does not remember his mothers totem
but not that she was like all other women [Yartat gŭrk?].
(But see description) (See over) (but A p2A)

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Altair = α Aguiles = α Aguila constellation