Jūra-[crossed out wa]wite --------
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St Kilda [underlined]
here the coast
warien is the sea
which extends [from - crossed out]
Notes and Questions
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The name Ning-qualavel is the Aboriginal name for Captain Turnbull who died many years before these notes were taken. I presume that this is Howitt collecting the name from Berak. Elsewhere Howitt spelled this name as Ningo-labul.
In Howitt (SLV MS 1053/2 (b) p30) he wrote as follows:
Tumbull was buried near Bacchus Marsh at Tŭllŭrwill, in the Kŭrŭng-jerŭng balluck, of the Werribigalluk. Not his country. Not far off – his country was Gisborne and the hill near Gisborne – Dudanyanuk. Yarŭk killed him. I think from Echuca. He died about the time the Brighton raily was made and the Raily to Geelong.
Note: The Railway to Brighton was open progressively starting in 1859
Other sources for the Woiwurrung language have words like Kow-un (Thomas), Gau-arn (R.H. Mathews) for 'echidna'. Perhaps the intended spelling here is Kawern.