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The Wotjoballuk heard of heard of their sky country from their
medicine men who professed to ascend to it and then
communicate with

The Wȍeworung believed [crossed out - that Bunjil also in a country beyond
the sky and called it the Tharan-galk-bek (1) which very
freely translates as "Gum tree country", to which according to the
legend the medicine men in olden times ascended [crossed out heavenward]
[crossed out - Brought who ?] and brought back Bunjil [ordinarie? as? to? marriage?].

[Left margin note]
bek - [??] tract.

Legend of Bunjil
ascent to
much here A to 5

The Kurnai belief in a sky country is shown by
a number of cases. [crossed out - The medicine men were A.] The medicine
men went there to learn [crossed out - see the ghosts (mrar-p -). The
dance and songs of the ghosts (mrurt - p) when [initiated?] it.

[crossed out - The legend] The land legend told to the novices
at initiation is that there abides [Munyara-ngaur?] and
his son [Tindun? or Jindun?] (p-) and the common legend tell
him [Auilum-baukan?] and their son [Buthun-tūt?]
ascend to it by means of cords of the sinew of the red [?] (-?)
[crossed out - fact of the sky.] thrown up and pushed to the sky.

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[Left margin note]
The Ngarego called the sky
Kūlŭmbi and said that
on the other side there was
another country like theirs with
rivers and trees.
The beliefs of the
neighbouring tribe to the Ngarego, namely
the Theddora, [crossed out - only] and Wolgal
may be taken on the same.

[Left margin note] Wotjoballuk
A mans spirit - [Gŭlkūro-gŭthkaro?], can only leave
his body during life when it visits the body of a victim
killed by him. Dreams are only thinking.

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[Left margin note] [Adjadura?]
Each person is believed to have a spirit, which
can leave the body during sleep and communicate
with the spirit of others, or of the dead. These
spirits - ghosts - wander for a time after death, in
the bush, and can consume food and warm
themselves at fires when left lighted.

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[ crossed out - care] comparing cases [??] I have [??] in [??].
Further, [crossed out - their] the song of [Wenberi?] (p) them that
the [??] bear [??] [??] by [??] a "[??]" to a spirit.

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