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great one" who could not come to see me. I went,
and found sitting in one of the huts,
the oldest blackfellow I ever saw. The other Pirarus
were mostly grey haired and bald but he was so old as
to be almost childish and was covered with a [?] feel/fell of
hair from head to foot. The respect with which he was treated
by the other old men was as marked in them as was
the respect with which they were treated by the younger men.

They told me that he was unable to walk about and
that when they travelled he was carried by some of the
younger men.

Such Headmen as those of the Dieri were certainly to be found in all the
tribes of the Lake Eyre Basin, the Barcoo, and extending

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[In circle] Insert under at A

In the [Adjadura?] tribe the office of Headman was
hereditary from father to son. The Head man [insert: a man of probably 60 years of age] who was still living in
[Crossed out ' In the Kurnai tribe']
1887, and therefore dated back to the [settlement?] of South Australia inherited his his authority from his father, and his son
[?] the time [?] already some authority in the
tribe. [Rest of line crossed out]
[word crossed out] Other men of near the same age were all unanimous in confirming their [?] and to the Headmanship.

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tribes such as the Dieri, but in this respect their power
was perhaps no more marked and their office distinctly hereditary.

Each totem class (1) that is each localised totem had its Headman
called [Rupulli?]. The office was not hereditary but the [Rupulli?] was
chosen by the old men, yet here as in other such tribes there seems
to have been a tendency to choose the brother or the son of the dead Headman
as the successor.

[Left hand margin note to explain "Each totem class"]
(1) I use the term
totem class advisedly?]
in this case because
with the naming [eri?]
the totems have become
[localised?]
as was the case with
many of the [western?] tribes.
(see p. -)

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Adj-jura tribe information at http://spencerandgillen.net/objects/50ce72f6023fd7358c8a960c
Between 1887 and 1888 Created by Sutton, T.M. held at Museum Victoria XM6391