Status: Indexed

for future reference the ['referen' crossed out] [locality?] from which
wives were obtained and to which their respective women went as

The Coast Murring

Sub tribes Clans wives from women to as wives
1 East of Mallagoota Inlet 4 5 6 4 5 6
2 Tadera Manji 4 5 6 4 5 6
at Bega
3 Burgeli Manji 4 5 6 4 5 6
at Moruya
4 at Braidwood 1 2 3 5 6 1 2 3 5 6
5 at Ulladulla 1 2 3 5 6 1 2 3 5 6
gŭrūngatta manji
6 Lower Shoalhaven 1 2 3 5 6 1 2 3 5 6
The Gūyangal or Southerners also exchanged women
for wives in a friendly manner with the aborigines of the
Maneroo Tableland who were called as in deed men then
of the Guyangal who lived in the mountains. Indeed there
was a distinction drawn all along [this - crossed out] Southern NSW between
the dwellers in the high mountains of the Coast Ranges, those
who lived in the lowlying land between the mountains and the
sea and those who lived on the sea coast. The [from - crossed out] first
were the Bemeringal or Mountaineers, the second
the [Howitt left this space blank] or tree dwellers the latter the Katun-gal or
sea coasters from Katŭn = the sea or the Sea coast [and gal = f - crossed out]
But Bemerin-gal ^was also applied to all the aborigines of the
Maneroo Tableland [who lived in the water flowing - crossed out]
even those who went out to Kiandra but not those who
lived beyond the Great Dividing Range.

Beyond these "Bemeringal" of Maneroo, Queenbeyan
and Lake Bathurst with whom the coast Murring [intermarried?]
there were tribes known to them by name only such as the
Wirajuri whom they called Kūna-mildaio - or
‘come by night’ who [occasionally - crossed out] came at times and killed
the Coast Murring

[Left margin:]
+ name of language

+ mariji = [?]
saying "stopping.
[? ?]
place [?]
the same word as
the Kurnai Munju
or Munji [?]
[?-?] the
place of the [?]
Quag-munji the
place of the [?] such as
&c &c

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