Page 72. line 3. In the same way in the Arunta tribe
of Central Australia the roaring of the bull roarers
during the initiation ceremony is supposed by the
women + children to be the voice of a great spirit
called Twanyirika who has come to take the
Page 75 line 4. This double name for the spirit is interesting
it is paralleled in the Arunta by the Knu
Yenka for the spirit part of a living man +
Ulthana for the spirit part of a dead man.
Page 83. line 30. If I may criticize the critic it would
be to the effect that I prefer the ms. as written to
the insertion of any term such as 'nunior' to term.
The totemic system of the Kurnai is so profoundly
modified that it seems to me to be unsafe to use
such a term. I would rather like to see
the inclusion of the words "as we know them"
after the the word 'Kulein'. Should it not read
"to the two main divisions called Bunjil ^the eagle hawk
+ Wang the Crow"; the word 'of' seems to imply
that Bunjil is divided into two main divisions.
Page 84 line 19. minor to term among the Wotio (? should
this not be Wotioballuk). "Such to term were the
"Sun" . . . . . . . , as well as minor to terms such as
Native Cat etc." What is the meaning of minor
to term here. If the term be used it should I
think be explained. Also I do not like the
use of the expression (line 13) "was a step further
back" + should prefer something like "is as
evidently less modified than the Kulin in
Page 84. Note at will. Should trs. 'remote' to in part of
Page 86. line 13. "When things were rather dull". Would suggest the
omission of this: it seems scarcely likely that this can be the real
explanation. The totem is usually too sacred an object to be played with in
this fashion. Would it not be better to say "sometimes, for some
unknown reason, the men etc". It is more likely to have been
associated with some definite custom.
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