his message to him at Bega and returing [sic]
to me in Gippsland he journeyed on foot over some
of the most mountainous country of South Eastern Australia
a distance of about four hundred miles. A second time
he made the journey before the arrangements were finally
settled, which were that Brūpin would send his messenger carrying my "Mudthi"
to the Principal Gommera of the Kurial who lived
near Shoalhaven and ask him to bring his people
to a Kuringal in the Hilly country in the northernside
of the Bega River not far from the sea coast. Brūpin
was then to send me word when the Murringwere assembling.
[crossed out - Then at the Kuringal when I attended] As being in the position of a
Gommera of the KurnaiI was to bring to the Kuringal a
contingent of my men, and as I arranged it they were to
leave the Snowy River mouth under the guidance
of "King Charley". [crossed out - Thus when I attended at the Kuringal
I was in] It is now the place to mention that the general term
Kuringal includes two [crossed out - slightly] different forms of the same
ceremonies, which are resepctively called from the character
of the ceremonie [sic] Būnan (1) and Kadja-walūng (2). The
differences between these two ceremonies and their identities
will be seen from the following statements. Here it will
suffice to say that broadly speaking the Bunan is distinguished
from the Kadja-walūng ceremony by the former having a circular
mound within with the preliminary ceremonies take place, and
a small sacred enclosure at a distance connected with the
Bunan by a path. This form connects the Kuringal
with the Būrbŭng of the Wiradjuri [crossed out - and] the Bora of the
Kamilaroi and the Dora of [?some?] Queensland tribes.
The Kadja-walūng ceremonies disperse with the circular
mound and the small sacred enclosure is represented

[footnotes at the bottom of the page]
(1) from [?probably?] Bŭning = to knock or strike, having reference to the
knocking out of the tooth. (2) Raw, or not roasted having
reference to the absence of the [crossed out - Roasting] Fire ceremony which
is part of the Būnan.

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