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[crossed out - to] as far as the Ovens River above Wangaratta,
the source of the Goulburn, and Yarra Rivers and the
Western Port district to the boundary of Gippsland.

[Left margin note] This Nation may be [further?] spoken of as
the Kuli or Kulin
for the word commonly
used for "man".

But little has been recorded as to the classes and
totems of these tribes and it has only been possible for me
to obtain information from the survivors of three of the
constituent tribes, namely the Woeworung of the River Yarra
watershed, the Thagŭn worŭng of the [space]
[space] and the Galgal Bulluk of the Avoca River.

A list is given of [crossed out - these] tribes with their locations
and other particulars at p - . I now subjoin the
class system [crossed out - as] of the Woeworung and Thagun worung
which appears also to have been that of the Bunworung and
other neighbours of the two former. As to the other tribes
of this nation all that I can say is that they had [word crossed out -?]
the classes Bunjil and Waang/Waa and that no totems
were known by my informants other than the ones
given below.

[Table of 2 columns]

Classes Totem
Bunjil Eaglehawk Thara = [Quiet?] Hawk
Waang/Waa crow None

According to Mr Cameron the Mortlake tribe in
the Western district know that their class
[Krokaje? or Krokage?] was the equivalent of the class Bunjil and
that Kubitch was the equivalent of the class Waang.
Similarly one of the [Gaigal?] Bulluk told me that
in his tribe he was [crossed out - Gamutch] Waang and therefore also [crossed out - ? to]
[crossed out - the] was Gamutch in the next adjoining tribe to the west
and that Bunjil was the same as Krokitch.

This the approximate ^western boundary of the "Kulin"
Nation is fixed. In the north it extended to within a certain

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