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In these tribes there appears to be a subsidiary or secondary
clan [word crossed out] which divides the totems thus:

[Table 2 columns]
[Column headings]
Mŭkolo - Gnilpūrū
Bilyari - Tirltā
Tŭrū - [Burkumia?]
Wamba - Kultapa
X - Karui
X - Yaranje
X - Kurli
X - Kulthi
X - Bauanyal
X - Wonjarū

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My informant was unable to explain this which appears
most unusual and his blackfellows of this tribe could only tell him
that every blackfellow is [either?] Mŭkolo or Gnilpūrū and that
the latter is "[bein?] fellow" as the " by old men" long ago said.

Under this form of the two clans in [Iperi? or Iperū] tribes [crossed out - systemic descent]
[crossed out - is [?]] marriage is as already described, that is between
Mukuara and Kilpera and of any totem of the clan
as among the Dieri. But in the following tribes of this group
the law differs a little as to these totems. The clan [?] is from in [?] B.
(5) the Milpulko, on the Darling River frontages from Wilcannia down to
some fifty miles below Menindee, (6) The [Ni nalko?] from Wilcannia
up to about 70 miles below Burke (7) The Gūerno thence up to Burke
(8) the [Burum brūyah?] from Bourke up to the Barwan River - (9) the
Badjeri extending up the Warrego River/Warrego from a point about 50 mile
north of the junction of the Warrego & Darling Rivers (10) Barūngi
occupying the Waanaring district in the Paroo River and
(11) the Kurlingali which is a back country tribe on the south side
of the Darling River towards Cobar.

In these tribes the exogamic rule [crossed out - the marriage restriction relates] must only apply to the
clan and all its totems, [crossed out - of the clans] but also to some of the totems of [?]
of the clans [crossed out - with which marriage may take]. Thus while a man being Mukura-Tirlta
may marry a woman being Kilpara-Kulthi [word crossed out] ([?]) (1) he may not
marry a woman who is Kilpara-[?ileberi?]

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List of tribes and tribal areas along the Darling River, NSW.

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