Status: Indexed

(see p,-)

[crossed out - the Head men at the time of]
[the foundation of Melbourne]
[crossed out - Woeworrung]
[crossed out - of the tribes as my example]

The Wūrŭnjeri clan [crossed out - division] of the Woeworung is a good
example of the [crossed out - Head man], lesser tribal divisions and of their
Head men. [crossed out - and their measure of authority].

[Left margin note]
under the

[This clan was divided into three parts - one which was said to be- crossed out]
[the "real urūnjeri"; was called Boi-berick-ilŭm-willam - in the- crossed out]
[country on the East side of the S. W. River + Mt Macedon, the second called * ?- crossed out]
[occupied the country from the Darebin ck to the source of the Plenty River- crossed out]
[under the Ngurungaeta- crossed out]

This clan was divided into three parts, one which was called [Boiberik-ilūm-willam- crossed out] Kŭrnaje Berring
was subdivided into the _ _ who occupied the country from
Darebin Ck to the Sources of the Plenty River, - and the __ [crossed out - who]
under the Ngurungaeta Bebejern [crossed out - camp] on the East side of the Saltwater River to Mt Macedon under their
Ngurungaeta Bilibileri. The second was the the __ under Jakke-Jakke
[crossed out - from] about the Yarra flat - Also the northern slope of the Dandenong Mountains,
The third were the "real Wūrŭnjeri who lived on the western side
of the Saltwater River, under their Ngurungaeta Bŭngerim as far as
Mt Macedon.

[crossed out - in spe] In further explanation of the organization of the
[crossed out - Woewur] Kulin tribes under these Headmen it maybe noted that

the greatest of all these Headmen appears to have been a man named
Ningūlabŭl, or " stone tomahawk" from the fact to be referred to again that he
was one of those in whom, I may say, the custody and care of the great quarry
[crossed out - found] was vested, from which a supply of stone was obtained for tomahawks.

Ningulabul was also a renowned maker of songs as his father and grandfather had
been before him. I have spoken of him and have given one of his songs in
speaking of songmakers (p -) and it was his great power as a
song maker which was a principal cause of his power. His [crossed out - was] is also an
instance of the tendency to hereditary descent of [crossed out - an office] a Headmanship.

Ningūlabŭl [crossed out - lived] was the Ngurungaeta of the Kūrnŭng- wilam tribe
whose country extended from the western end of Mt Macedon to Bullarook and Daylesford
to the south where the coast tribe the Boon(w)oorong stretched in a narrow strip along
the edge of the Pt. Phillip Bay from the Werribee River [crossed out word] to [crossed out - the head] Point Nepean, there was the
Headman Benbow of the local group called the Yalūkit-wilum.

[Left margin note for above paragraph]
on the north side of
Mt Macedon and about
Kyneton were the Gal-Gal
, part of the Jajau tribe
where the man King Bobby was
the "Partner" of [crossed out - King Bobby]
Ningūlabŭl. If the latter
wished to bring people up from further
north it was through K B [crossed out - whom]
to whom he sent [crossed out - he]
"word" for them.

The Head man was of the
Kri-balluk who lived
about Mt Blackwood to the
west of Mt Macedon was
the noted medicine man
Malcolm mentioned at p -
[End of left margin note]

Most of these Head men were related to each other and thus when the
Headship descended as in Ningulabul's family through several generations it tends to
establish an hereditary authority which might in time give rise to a privileged family
and is recognised a chieftan ship.

In [crossed out - stu] tracing out these connections between the Head Men its has also become clear
that they exercised influence in making a man a Ngurungaeta, thus it was
through the influences of Ningulabul that Bebejern and Bilibileri became Ngurungaeta,
Bilibileri and other old men made Bungerim as Ngurungaeta and Berak the
[crossed out - Bro] son of Bebejern [crossed out - he was] who did influence I have observed the [??] blacks never
dispute or disregard.

There is also a passage in account of the settlement attempted
by Colonel Collins in Port Phillip, near where Sorrento now stands, which is
speaking of an attack upon a surveying party [??] [??] of the Boonwurrung
tribe, says that they carried their Head man to the attack.

[Left margin note with arrow between these two above paragraphs]
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pp 13 & 14
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