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[a couple were sometimes betrothed when young - crossed out]
[as in this case above - crossed out] case. [The girl - crossed out] She had been promised
to [Maluka - crossed out] him when he was young and she was
given to him when [she became old - crossed out] of sufficient age.
Maluka was a a [sic] member of the tribe living at
Tapie on the Darling and Nawithero belonged
to the junction of the Darling. I think it
probable that the Tapio people were but a
division of the same tribe.

Marriages were often brought about by elopement
though this caused fights. That is when this couple returned or were found the young
man had to go through the ordeal of
fighting his wife's male relativevs. The girl
was punished.

[In the case of female captives - crossed out]
If a man captured a woman he would
not be permitted to keep her unless she
were of some class [from which he might - crossed out]
with which he might marry. A man
would as soon think of marrying his
own sister as a woman of the same
class as himself. I remember when
I first went among the Murray Blacks
one of the young men attached himself
to me. He said we must be brothers,
and as he was a Kilparra man I
was of course the same. I one day said
to his wife "I am John's brother, you
are my sister". The idea to her was
most ridiculous. With a laugh she said
"No! you are my husband." This shows
how strict they [are -crossed out] were to keep up
class rules and also that they would

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where is that?

Is this so?

How was she
punished?

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