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Other legends [explain] relate to supernatural
beings and their dealings with in Kulin and
the Kurnai (3)

[There is one a- crossed out] Among a number which relate
to Bunjil there is one which needs to be specially
mentioned. Bunjil after living on the earth and teaching
the Kulin the arts of peace and war and giving them
their laws, gathered his wives, sons and head men round him
and told Bellin Bellin the Musk crow to let
the wind out of his bag. He doing this Bunjil all
his people were carried by a whirlwind through the sky
into the Tharangalk-bek a beautiful land
where they look down upon the world as stars (4).

There are no Kurnai legends known relating
to Mungan-ngaur the analogue of Bunjil but the
legend of Baukan relates an ascent to the sky land.

[three lines crossed out] Since The [Kurnai - crossed out] old time
Kurnai having left their camp to go hunting
and gathering food the Supenatural being Bullum baukan
came there and stole their fire. When the people
returned they found their fire gone and Ngarangal the
crow told them who had taken it. Ngarang the
Swamp Hawk who was also there flew after
Bullumbanukan and swooping down knocked off part
of the fire they were carrying, which falling [on the - crossed out]
on the ground were caught and preserved by Tut-brug
the Robin. Meanwhile Bullum- baukan had
thrown up cords of wallaby sinew up to the sky where it
held fast, and up these she climbed with the remainder of the
stolen fire. (5).

The Kulin legend of Bunjil and Kurburu, the
slothbear tells how the Kulin being away from their camp,
Kuburu came by and taking all their wooden bowls of water
placed them in thetop of a young gum tree which he
caused by his magic to grow [taller than any of the trees- crossed out]
bigger than any of the trees about.

The Kulin finding their water gone complained to
Bunjil who with his two young men Tadjeri (the Brush tailed Phascologale) and Turnung (the Flying mouse)
who killed Kurburu + returned the bowls of water to the Kulin.

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