Ngarego of the Maneroo Tableland
and the Coast Murring [beyon - crossed out] of Twofold
and the South coast of New South Wales.

Their neighbours living in the Western Port
District were called Thurung or snakes as
they put it because they came snaking about
to kill us.

The Australians as a whole are [crossed out - therefore] thus
divided into tribes and these tribes are organized in certain lines in two independent
directions. One [2 words crossed out] I have termed
the local [underlined] and the other the social [underlined] organization.

As this is a matter of great importance
in my investigation I shall devote some special
consideration to it. The Dieri and Kurnai
[crossed out - tribes] are [crossed out - respectively] two of the best examples
with which I am acquainted. The former of the socially most
backward [crossed out - and] standing and the latter of the most
forward standing Australian tribe. I shall therefore
take them as my examples of the organization
which I have inferred, leaving it to another place
to enter into further explanation as to the nature
and extent of the advance made by the Kurnai beyond
the States in which the Dieri even now are

Left hand margin note]
(1) The Dieri culture
Horde. A and & 7 doc 2
I - A -d
now - 1884 - be XIV
p 143-

(1) As I shall more fully explain later on an
entire community-nation tribe or which ever else it
may be called - of Australian blacks is divided socially into
the principal exogamous intermarrying section which
may for shorten designate as A and B. In some parts
of Australia these principal sections or classes have been
divided each into two subclasses, and whether these
the two principal classes only, or those with the four subclasses
or the latter only without the former there are also
a number of lesser groups attached, let us say, to A and

[Lower left hand margin not - cannot read]

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Comparisons of Dieri and Kurnai tribes