For William Berak
[written in pencil ] Darr Kan
Mokolom beitch - Bunjil - Buffalo Range
(1) Does he remember a Nurungaeta called Kul-ler-kul-lup
who long ago came when there was a big lot of Kulin
where Merri Creek joins the Yarra. They came from back
of the Delatite River. Billi-bileri said the Kuller Kullup
told him [that - crossed out] there were people living in the Alps who inhabited
only the Rocky parts + had homes in caves - + that these people
gave the Australians corroborees - Kuller Kul lup got corroborees
himself in dreams.
22 (2) Who was Bun-ger-ring of the Mt Macedon tribe
23 (3) Stanbridge says (a) Couit-gil, the spirit of the departed
24 (b) At Fiery creek are two Neulam-Kurrk - inhabiting caves
and holes - old woman steals children + eats them
also col-bum-at-uan-Kurrk - throws trees down
hurts people by branches falling.
also a good spirit named Barn-bunjil
25 (c) Sun made by Pupperimbul - (Estrelda temporalis)
one of the Nurrumbung-uttias - or old spirits - (like Muk-Kurnai)
26 (d) Warepil (Sirius) male Eagle - a chief of Nurrumbung-uttias
and brother of War-
27 Collow-gullouric Ware-pil (Rigel) Female Eagle Wife of
28 War-(Canopus) Male Crow. Brother of Warepil + first to
bring fire from Tyrille (space)
29 Collow-gullouric War (a large red star) Female crow
Wife of War
[written in left side margin]
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Most of this page, from (23) to the end of the page is extracted from Stanbridge and refers to Western Victoria. Fiery Creek runs into Lake Bolac.
ART. XVI – On the Astronomy and mythology of the Aborigines of Victoria. By Wm Edward Stanbridge Esq., of Wombat.
[Read before the Philosophical Institute, 30th September, 1857.]