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+ Mujulabul means a sound such as is produced by two
stones struck together, as was given to him for the reason that
he spent much time in splitting & fracturing stones
at the quary for tomahawks.


was [?] under Jakke-jakke (1) living about the Yarra flats and on
the northern slopes of the Dandenong mountains,The third were the "real"
Wurrunjeri. who lived on the western side of the Saltwater river , ]under
their Headman Bungerin, and extended as far as Mount Macedon.

Immediately adjoining the Wurrunjeri country on the [North crossed out] West side,
was that of the Kurunjang-Wilam (2) who are also Woewurrung ,whose Headman was one ^Ningulabul, known to the
whitemen as Captain Turnbull.. Ningulabul was a great maker of songs,
which as Berak said "made people glad when they heard them". But when
he sang one of them to me (see p -) ,it had the contrary
effect ,for it made him shed tears.Ningulabul came of a family of gifted
singers for his father and grandfather before him had been renowned ['singers' crossed out] songmakers
and this ,as well as his own poetical powers ,was the cause of his great
authority as a Ngurung-aeta ,not only his own tribe but also in those
adjoining . The case of Ningulabul shows how headmanship was hereditary
in a family whose members were gifted beyond their fellows.

On the north side of Mount Macedon were the Gal-gal-balluk, part of
the Jajau'rung tribe, whose headman was known to the whitemen as
"King Bobby" and who was the "partner" (3) of Ningulabul.If the latter wished to
bring people from further north he sent "his word" to "Bobby" who again
sent his "word" on by the next headman. To the westward of Ningulabul
was ^Malkom the Headman of the Kriballuk , ['known as "Malcolm",who was' crossed out] a renowned medi-
cineman ,['mentioned at' crossed out] ( p ).

To the south of the Wurmperi was a clan of the Bunwurng tribe, called the Valukit-Willam
Headman was called Benbu (2)

Most of these Headmen were related to eachother by marriage,and
thus , where as in a family such as that of Ningulabul ,there was
tendancy for authority to become hereditary ,there was the
germ of a practice which under favorable circumstances might have

(I) [?] was ^one of some men whose names appear as dagajaga one of the [?] in [?]
celebrated and, My [? ?] and [?] informant [? ? ?]
[? the ?[ appended by them ^to the [?] any meaning, beyond that of [? ? ?]
[? ? ? ? ?] showed them
(2) According to [? ?] means "creek" and "illam" is [? ? ?]

[Left margin:]
(3) I have
forgotten the
[name?] applied
[to such?] a man.
the term "[?]"
or "[?]" was its
[? ?]
[? ?]
English [?]

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