The Kurnai Tribe

Column 1 - Clans, row 1
(i) Krauat-ŭn-galŭng
from Kauat = east; galŭng
= a possessive postfix = of or belonging to
the sea coast from near Cape Everard
to the Snowy River, all that river with
its tributaries up to about [Willis?];
the sea coast from the Snowy River to the Entrance to the Gippsland Lakes
with all streams flowing into
Ewings Marsh and Lake Tyers -

[Column 1, row 2]
(2) Brabralung - from Bra-bra
manly and (ga)lung = if or belonging to
all the [crossed out - country waters of the] drainage
areas of the Tambo, Mitchell, and
Nicholson Rivers with the [?] tributaries
to their extreme sources, also
to the weir on the Mitchell River
to Providence Ponds, with a corresponding frontage to the
Gippsland Lakes.

[Column 1, row 3]
(3) Bra-yak-(g)alŭng = him
Bra = man, yak = west -
all the country west of Providence
watered by the Avon, [crossed out - River]]
Macalister [crossed out - and] Thompson and Latrobe
s down to the junction of these
two latter & thence [?] valley the eastern
bank of the Latrobe to Lake Wellington
thence - eastward by the lakes to somewhere
near [?], thence northward
to Providence Ponds.

Column 2 Title - Lesser [?]
Row 1 -
a) Ben – Sydenham Inlet
b) Dūra – 12 miles up the Snowy River from
the sea
c) Wūrnŭng-gattung – Lake Tyers
d) Brt-bitta (= a hollow in the ground)– Jimmy’s Point – entrance to Gippsland Lakes

Row 2 -
(e) Bruthen, in the Tambo River
(f) Waiŭng = widgeon - near Bairnsdale in the Mitchell River
(g) Wŭk-wŭk = Lindeman Flat. Mitchell River
(h) Mŭnji = on the north shore of Lake Victoria
= There! or "the place of" e.g. -?
(i) Dairgo - on the Dargo River

Row 3
(k) Kŭtbūn-baura from Kŭtbūn = to have or carry and baura = fire. The name also of a hill or the upper Avon River.
(l) Bŭnjil Nŭlŭng - the country
between the Avon River and the Eastern boundary of the clan, south of Stratford -
Bŭnjil = personal appelates of the older men
-Nŭlŭng = mud. Named after the Head man of the division at the time when Gippsland was settled by the whites -
(m) Bunjil-clan - the country between the Avon and the Macalister Rivers. Dan = emu - the name of a Head man -
(n) Bunjil-Kraura from Kraura = west wind
[Northern?] country of the clan west of [north?] to them almost impenetrable forested scrub in west Gippsland from the name of the Headman.

Column 3 title Wives from
Row 1
a) wives from b c d and Mallagoota Inlet and Twofold Bay
b) wives from c a t and [p. 13] Bina-jera (the long strip of sandy and swampy country lying between the Gippsland lakes and the sea as far as the Entrance to the Lakes
c) Brüthen – on the Tambo River – Waiūng Widgeon – near Bairnsdale Mitchell River and Kŭbbūn laura – Upper Avon River
d) b and Bina-jera (see b) or is it I = Būnjil Nŭlŭng – between Avon River and eastern boundary of clan south of the Stratford

wives to
a) b c d k Twofold Bay Mallagoota Inlet
b) c e g t Bina-jera
c) Bruthen Waiūng Widgeon Kŭbbūn laura and Bina-jera
d) b or I and Bina-jera

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