O of A. T. 6
The third illustration which I take of the
local organization is the extreme case of the
Kurnai tribe of Gippsland. In this case the
class system had entirely disappeared, the totems
only survived as [the - crossed out] names of animals which were
inherited by [the - crossed out] sons from their fathers. The
local organization had remained, and having
the whole field to itself regulated marriages in
the lines of the old customs of the two class and four
class and totemic organizations.

This tribe occupied the whole of what is now
Gippsland excepting [the greater - crossed out] that part of the country
Croajingolung which lies inland from the coast.
This great area of tribal country ___ miles in length by ___
in width lies between the sea coast and the Great
Dividing Range
, extending also in a narrow coast strip
from the Snowy River mouth to Twofold Bay.

[written in left side margin to go above "This great area of tribal---"]
This exceptional hard even now a wild
mountainous country mostly
covered with dense [?trees?]
and almost impenetrable
scrub [?hosted?] a small
jungle tribe the Biduelli
of [unknown?] men

It was divided into five areas which were inhabited
by five clans of the Kurnai. These five clans spoke
dialects of the same language which in the extreme east and west
were almost unintelligible to the respective speakers.
The following table will observe details of this local organization
of this tribe.

[Left margin not - Insert pp 7A & 7B here]

[Table of 6 columns]

Row 1
Column 2 - Coastline of Croajingolong and extending
to entrance of Gippsland Lakes
Column 3 - Coastline between Gippsland Lakes and the Sea
Column 4 - Central Gippsland between [?] & [?]
Column 5 - West Gippsland
Column 6 - South west Gippsland

Row 2
Column 1 - names of clans
Column 2 - Kranat-ŭn-galŭng
[Belingiry?] to the east
Column 3 - Tatŭn-galŭng
[Belingiry?] to the Sea
Column 4 - Bra-bra-lŭnj
Manly-belinjiry to Manly
Column 5 - [Bra-ya?]
[?] [Belingiry?] to the west
Column 6 - [Brata?]
[Belingiry?] to

Row 3
Column 1 - Language spolen
Column 2 - Thang-guai
Broad speech
Column 3 - Variation of Thang-guai
Column 4 - Muk-thang
Excellent speech
Columns 5&6 - Nūlit

Each of these clans was subdivided into lesser local
groups, each of which had special names which in some
cases was derived from the principal locality while in others it gave the
local name. For instance a large section of the [crossed out - ? many of the]
western men lived in the Upper [crossed out - pog] waters of the Avon

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