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water. But the
water stood up to
the place at Bayswater
where Bunjil put
the stone. He said
there you stop then.
Būnjil took the boy
to a safe place.
[line crossed out]

The old people say
this was a boy of
Bunjil's -----------

Plenty of kangaroos
and snakes there before
water.
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[two lines crossed out]

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[Some? or Time?] [wirrarap] were waang
Some were Bunjil.-

Bunjil wirrarap and
[Bunjil crossed out] waang wirrarup
[north?] up [through?] the
hole in heaven and
Bunjil hid [there?]
- you Bunjil wirrarup
like waang - and
you waang wirrarup
take Bunjil woman
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many are
[?] [them?] all
mūrŭp
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Bir- a-rak
Wir-a-rap

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Stephen Morey

In the last part Howitt is noting the similarity of the Kurnai word Bir- a-rak with the Wurundjeri word Wir-a-rap 'ritual expert'