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or became extinct in the Kurnai tribe
the local groups, Hordes if descent remains in
the female or clans if it has been [?] of and [crossed out - became attached] the
male line, the exogamous law has attached itself
to the local that is geographical groups which therefore
regulate marriage. It is as if an English Village had
determined that its children should marry beyond its
bounds, possibly with the children of some one in
some adjacent village while its daughters went to the village
whence thier brothers took their wives.

The illustration of these statements I shall
take several instances mainly those of [crossed - the case of] the Dieri and the Kurnai
[crossed out - as instances] for the reason [crossed out - already stated] that they are
respectively highly typical of the most archais and
the most recent forms of local & social organization
of the Australian tribes known to me.

The local organization [underlined]

The Dieri tribe inhabits the country of the Barcoo
delta in the west and to the west side of Lake Eyre in
Central Australia. It is one of a number of tribes which
have the same organization, with allied languages and
[crossed out - the same] ceremonies, customs and beliefs are the same
lines. These tribes to some extent althoroughly
submitting, if I may be permitted to so phrase it, to the
English imperium, still have their own lives and
follow so far as is possible the tribal customs. That
which I shall have [?] of them will however be as I
knew them thrity seven years ago in their wild state
before their country had been occupied for pastoral
purposes. The tribal territory was occupied by five
principal local divisions (1) [Poordo Pirmauie?] or Lake Hope [crossed out - the ?] Lake
(2) Kūramina or Blanchewater (3) Kopperamana
(4) [Kilalepanina?] and [Kathithaudra?] at the
junction of the Baroo Rd with Lake Eyre.

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