in marriage, of separating men from their wives when they could not agree
and of making fresh matrimonial arangements.
He periodically visited the various hordes of the Dieri, from
which he also periodically received presents. Tribes even at a distance
of a hundred miles sent him presents, which were passed on from tribe to
tribe for him.
He was the son of a previous Headman who was living during
Mr Gason's residence in the Dieri country and who, although too infirm
to join in the ceremonies, gave advice to the old men. He boasted that
he had hte command of the tribe, before his son acquired it. He was
believed to proof to magic such as "striking with the bone".
Jalina Piramurana had succeded to and indeed eclipsed his
father. he was the head of the Kunaura Murudu, and boasted of being the
"tree of life", the "family" of life", for this seed forms at times the
principal source of vegetable food of these tribes. He was spoken
of as the Illangura-Murdu (I), that is of the plant itself.
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