[Left margin note]
whats [??]

These beliefs [crossed out - show clearly] are as the [node?] [crossed out - ?] of another
belief namely that white men are [crossed out - the] members of the
tribe in whose country they are returned again [crossed out - in the]
[??] in the flesh.

The best known and perhaps the most [characteristic?]
and important [??] is that of John Buckly [crossed out - who a] a
convict who escaped [??] 18- from the [crossed out - at] settled [attempted?].
[Colony?] [??] within Port Phillip by where [crossed out - the]
Sorrento now stands. After wandering round the shore of the [crossed out - ??]
Bay he came into the country of the Wudthaurung (p)
tribe some where near when Geelong now stands Wudthaurung was
their ground almost in [??] with [crossed out - to the part of this] the broken
spear which had been placed in the [??] of a man earlier dead
named [Murraugurk?].

It is [our?] actions this Buckly/John Buckly was believed to be the
murup of [Mungurk?] which had returned from
[crossed out - ??] the [Thaurngalkbek?] and [??] their [crossed out - from] [Njurrajet?].
[crossed out - In the case] he [accounted?] of his life.

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p 54
The term Njarang [??]
various forms appear for "[??]" is the [??]
(sub) [??] at the [??]
and [or?] [??] part of Victoria

In the account of [crossed out - the] his life he mentions
an occurence when in the burial of a man who had
been [corssed out - killed] speared at one of the special tribal meetinggs. All things being completed
for the disposal body, "one word was [crossed out - uttered] "animadiate",
which means, he is fine to be made a white man". (1) Here
Buckly/John Buckly must relate an occurrence which after the Native
tribes had [crossed out - ?? because] [blamed?] some kinship of white men
unless the association of the white man with the dead black fellow
may have been "a natural consequence of their observation of the
change which [??] where the latter were subjected to
roasting. In tribes such as the Dieri (p) in those
who are received for the great tribal meetings at the Bunya Mountains
(p-) by [??] [crossed out - the dead] under certain circumstances the
dead were washed ceremonially and [??] of by their
kindred the change of [colour?] provided by the removal by fire
of the [coloured?] epidermis [mould?] where the [??] is [slow?]
naturally and at once suggest the relevance of one of the dead
blacks. I am not aware that the Kulin had any
such mortuary communal feasts, but I have [crossed out - as have] cases recorded
where [crossed out - these] the dead body of a man (1) was burned instead and [crossed out - then] where kin [??] is
of being tied up & deposited in a tree, unburied. Another
small case [viewed?] and [??] by informants to see [??] of [??]
both being [help?] "the white men came to Melbourne". -
(such beliefs from white men being ghosts for other tribes)

[Left margin note]
The father of
bileri (see p -)

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Dieri belief compared with Kulin beliefs

Harley Dunolly-Lee

William Buckly was a convict who was taken into the Watha Wurrung classificatory kinship system and lived with them for a very long time. I think this is who they are talking about.


Howitt refers to (William) Buckley several times