The Australian Race Volume 3; Its Origin, Languages, Customs, Place of Landing in Australia and the Routes by Which It Spread Itself Over the Continen
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 Excerpt: ...inside the string from the seat of pain to the woman's month, and that its abstraction will most probably cause a cure. The toy known as the "bull-roarer" is in use amongst these tribes when making young men, as Mr. Hollingsworth informs me. To it are ascribed mysterious qualities, and the women fly from the sound. When leaving a camp, it is common to lay on the ground a bundle of twigs, pointing in the direction in which those departing mean to go, for the information of other members of the tribe who may come that way. The name of Coorni Paroo, as applied to the Bulloo, Mr. Playfair informs me is a misnomer. The most interesting fact connected with these tribes is that they form a portion of the western outposts of that section of the race which inhabits Eastern Australia. That they are related to the eastern, and not to the central section of the race, is shown by the names which they use in connection with their marriage classes, which are simply those of the Kamilaroi tribes, whose country is 250 miles away to the south-east. Language testifies to the same fact, as the reader will see if he compares from the annexed vocabularies the words bowera = kangaroo; tangoort = opossum; ko = nose; yabboo--father; yoonga = mother; doongo = head; with their equivalents in other eastern and north-eastern languages. The term inga or inca = a small species of crayfish, is also in use, as I remember, on the Lachlan River. It is curious to find in some of these vocabularies and additional words but one word to express spear and tree. No. 177.--The Uffee Warbego Mouth-tha. Teeth---yearra. Hair of the head-monga. Beard--nunga. Thunder-nullo-nullo. Grass--woottoon. Tongue-dulline. Stomach-bangurd. Breasts-namoone. Thigh--balla. Foot---dinna. Bone---narco. Blood-...
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