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[Two words crossed out] This system of which the Dieri [crossed out - is represented by the]
classes and totems + are an example extends over an immense
area and only surrounding Lake Eyre butalso extending up the
Barcoo River probably at least as far as ? [crossed out - Mt ?ilt] in the N. west of
Lake Eyre to [no name recorded] where as [?] Spencer tells us (2) it is replaced
by the four class system of the - [no name recorded] tribes. A from p 18A To the southward it extended
down the Flinders Ranges [crossed out - and back] to near Port Augusta and has been
recorded at Port Lincoln (3). [crossed out - overall these ext] Then the clan names
Materi and Kararu cover an area -[no area given] miles - [no area given] miles. In table
Appendix A are given the [identitie?] and variation in the totems of each class name
for a number of tribes.

To the South East the Kararu and Materi do not
extend beyond the range of the [Yantru wunta?] tribe whose limits [?] may be
simply definded by the Grey/Grey Range and Barrier Ranges.

To the Eastward of the limit there is a similar great area
occupied by allied tribes having a two clan organization, the classes
being Muthwara and Kilpara with assorted totems.

This area [crossed out - carved by] may be defned as extendiing to the Warrego River
to some distance East of the River Darling and for some distance
both above and below the Junction of the Darling & River Murray (4).

The class and totem system of these tribes are illustrated by the
following [crossed out - taken from] which [?] in the Wily (1) a tribe occupying the counry about
the Grey Range, Kingsgaite (2) occupying the country N & S of Cadell Ranges
Būlali (5) (3) Boolati occupying the Barrier Range country, and (4) TongarauKa (6)
occupyingte country about Momba, Tarella, Wonominta & [Yandarlo?]
including the Dunbury Range.

[Left margin notes]
+ Were it not that the word
totem has been so long
established in the English
language and that it has
a meaning wuite
apropriate to the Australian
facts, I [ful?]temped
to introduce the Dieri
word "murdu" as correct.

(2) quote this work
(3)sent to [Mehelmi?]
(4) See as to local organization
of these tribes p 14.
(5) From Būlali - a hill
(6) Tongarauka = Hillside or "under a hill"

[Column 1] Class divisions
[Column 2] Totems
Bilyara - Eaglehawk
Tirlta - Kangaroo
BūrKūma - Bandicoot
Kultapa - Duck
Karni - Frilled lizard
Yaranga - opossum
Kurli - dog

[Column 1] Class divisions
[Column 2] Totems
Kulthi - Emu
Tūrū - carpet snake
namba - bonefish
Bauanyal - Padymelon
Wongarū - wallaby

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