[now in progress by my valued correspondent the Revd Otto Sie- crossed out]
[bert the in to the Dieri customs- crossed out] show that Kopperamana on the Cooper
[Cooper is - crossed out] One of the old Trade centres is, where the surrounding
tribes met periodocally [sic], to confer and to barter their res-
pective manufactures. The name Kopperamana is a mutilation of [is -crossed out]
the true name Kappara-mara, from Kapara meaning "hand" and
mara meaning "root" (1) [as also the haier [sic] of the head - crossed out]. The meaning of the name
really is, that as the fingers all come together in the "root"
of the hand, so [did - crossed out] do the native tribes come together at Kapara-
to confer together, and especially to [there - crossed out] exchainge [sic]
their respective articles of commerce. Kapara-mara is therefore
[seems to have been a - crossed out] one of the trade centres for the tribes [which inter- crossed out]
[married with the -crossed out] those [akin - crossed out] allied to the Dieri.

The following is briefly the procedure at one of the
tribal meetings at Kaparamarawhich are still presently held and a detailed account of which will
be given [in the memoir on the Dieri tribe which as I have said - crossed out] at a future time in the paper work which I am now
am preparing with the cooperation of Mr Siebert- crossed out] preparing in conjunction with Mr Siebert as to the Dieri and their
tribes of the Lake Eyre Basin.

There are four different occations [sic] on which this barter is
carried on. One which I have noted is when a blood feud is settled & barter of
goods (p -)and ( ※ next page). -

(I) At the assemblies where the practice called Yutyuto(1) occurs, [and this is the most common. It- crossed out]
when a party has come in from a long distance, for the purpose
of barter. The strangers are represented by a local man who is
called the Yutyuto, from the string (yut) which is tied
round his neck, and which, [in the first instance - crossed out] as a first action, he burns in a fire
[which is lighted- crossed out] lighted between the two parties (2). His party stand in
a long row one behind the other, and the most didtant/distant one produces
secretly one of the articles which he has for barter. He passes
to the next one in front of him, who again passes it on, always
between the legs of the man in front, so that it shall not be
seen until it is in the hands of the [front man- crossed out] leader. [who - crossed out] This is the Yutyuto,
who lays it down before the other party. These produce in the sa
same manner the article which they propose to exchange for it,

[written in left side margin]
(1) Mara also
means the hair
of the head - in
its position to the
head as the
fingers are to their

(1) See page -
Dieri saw the Kundri
to be of Kunke ability
J.A.I. 188 - page -

where this man is
spoken of as Yutchin

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