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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.

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
down the Flinders Ranges to Spencer Gulf and [?],

[2 lines crossed out - ' I have now also in the two class tribe opf the Darling
River and the River Murray']
A [arrow to insert here]

Alluding to to the account given to me by the Rev. Geo. Taplin
and [?] [?] [?]find and extended by his son the
[?] Mr Taplin, the Head men of the
[Narruyeri?] coast tribe were analagous in
characteristics to those of the inland
tribes such as the Dieri, but in this respect their power
was [such?] [so?] more marked and their office distinctly hereditary.

Each totem class (1) that is each localised totem and 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.

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