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  • proper n. Alternative spelling of Gunai.

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Examples

  • Bunjil, Baiame, or Daramulun in different tribal languages, but who in all is known by a name the equivalent of the only one used by the Kurnai, which is Mungan-ngaur, or 'Our Father. '"

    The Homeric Hymns A New Prose Translation; and Essays, Literary and Mythological

  • The aboriginal (Kurnai) name Metung, which apparently means “tea-tree” or “mainland,” or “bend in the lake,” possibly all three or none, came into general use in about 1888, around the time the pub changed hands, and was somewhat pompously renamed the Scarborough (“The Gem of the Lakes,” according to nearly contemporary advertorial).

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  • Yet the elder William Pearson certainly took part in the terrible massacres of the Kurnai people of East Gippsland.

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  • The few surviving Kurnai were permanently humiliated, emasculated, Europeanized, and suppressed into desperate poverty and dependence.

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  • For example, among the Kurnai all emu-wrens were “brothers” of the men, and all the men were emu-wrens; all superb warblers were “sisters” of the women, and all the women were superb warblers.

    Chapter 67. The External Soul in Folk-Custom. § 3. The External Soul in Animals

  • Amongst the Kurnai of Victoria novices at initiation were cautioned not to let a woman’s shadow fall across them, as this would make them thin, lazy, and stupid.

    Chapter 18. The Perils of the Soul. § 3. The Soul as a Shadow and a Reflection

  • Amongst the Kurnai of Victoria novices at initiation were cautioned not to let a woman's shadow fall across them, as this would make them thin, lazy, and stupid.

    The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion

  • For example, among the Kurnai all emu-wrens were "brothers" of the men, and all the men were emu-wrens; all superb warblers were "sisters" of the women, and all the women were superb warblers.

    The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion

  • This tendency was noted by Westermarck, who also calls attention to the conclusions of Fison and Howitt (in Kamilaroi and Kurnai).

    Women’s Struggle for Freedom

  • For example, among the Kurnai all emu-wrens were "brothers" of the men, and all the men were emu-wrens; all superb warblers were

    The Golden Bough

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