This probably is not altogether correctly given for the same reason
that causes the list of totems to be incomplete namely that my informants
knew only the particulars with completeness as to their own totems.
However it is quite sufficient to show clearly the principles in which
these burial arrangements are made. It also shows as stated [crossed out - by] to me
that Ngaui and Gartchuka went together and it also goes to
confirm the statement that there were Batjangal in each
class. It shows further that Munya [crossed out - and] [Warturit? or Warburit?] and Batjangal of Krokitch was each divided into two branches.
Gamutch-Jalan had no mortuary totems.

The spaces between the [crossed out - each] directions had names which are written
between them so far as my informants who were Krokitch could
give them. The word "Kolkorn" means "wholly" thus "Kolkorn-
Batchanjal" means "wholly Pelican", so "Kolkorn-Munya" means
"altogether Munya" (yam) and in this case the designation appears to
exclude the mortuary direction of "[mirwilluk?]" which is a [crossed out - "mir"] object claimed [underlined - object claimed]
by Wartwuk, which although a "mir" is not in so far a "totem" in that it
gave a designation to any one. My informants were in doubts themselves and
I have merely recorded it as part of the scheme which they drew up.

The little information which has been recorded as to the
tribes of this South Eastern District of South Australia shows clearly that they
were part of the Nation [crossed out - two words] of which the Wobjōballuk are an

Mr D.S. Stewart communicated particulars [word crossed out] as to the tribe
living in the Mt Gambier District [crossed out - as far back as] over twenty years
ago which were made use of in our work "Kamiloi & Kurnai".

Mr James Smith in 1880 recorded some particulars as to the
same tribe who were called "Būandik" (2) From these authorities
the following particulars are compiled.

There [crossed out tribes] were five tribes inhabiting the South Eastern district named
Būandik, Painjunga, Mūtatunga, Wichintunga and Poliajunga [crossed out - and]
of which the Buandic was one occupying the [line underlined]
country from the mouth of the Glenelg River to Rivoli Bay and
for about thirty miles inland.

The class names and totems given by Mr Stewart and by Mr [Smith?]
respectively coincide exactly with the [ex?] but the latter gives a totem

[Laft margin note (1)} (1) K &K p 188

[Left margin note (2)]
(2) The Bovandik did tribes
[?] 1880

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Wobjōballuk people and people in Mt Gambier District


Rivoli Bay is near Beachport, South Australia