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The Ikula tribe at Eucla
In order to explain the ^principle of the class divisions I now give those of the Kamilaroi tribe ^for comparison which may serve for a typical example of the more advanced types.
|Kupathin||Ipai||Kangaroo, Opposum, Bandicoot|
|Dilbi||Muri||Emu, [Ca... snake], Black snakes|
The marriage and descents in the ['Primary Division' crossed out] [Last?] Division are as follows) the totem marriages are omitted for simplicity
|Ipai||Kubitha||Muri + matha|
|Kumbo||Matha||Kubi + Kubitha|
|Muri||['Kumbo' crossed out] Butha||Ipiai + Ipatha|
|Kubi||Ipiatha||Kumbo + Butha|
No 13 In the above table the female name is formed by adding "[th...]" to the male name e.g. Ipai (man) Ipatha (woman) or Kumbo (man) (Kum) Butha (woman) In the last name the first [part?] of the male name is omitted. -
Brothers sisters & cousins
F Elder Brother - Megan M Elder Brother Murrang Elder Sister - Aboru M Younger ['Brother' crossed out] Brother - Weoru F Younger Brother Megan M Younger sister - Aboru F Younger sister Murutam M Fathers brothers son Weoru or if elder Murrang F " " " Megan M " " daughter aboru F " " " aboru or if younger Murulam M Mothers sisters son Weoru F " " " Megan M " " daughter aboru F" " " aboru or Murutam if younger M Fathers sisters son durke F " " " durke M " " daughter durkean F " " " durkean M Mothers bothers son durke F " " " durke M " " daughter durkean F " " son durkean
As to the relation of cousins see below where the marriages of Yungaru and Witteru are take as examples.
No 1 Yungeru - Yungaru Wittaruan wittaruan Wittaru - Wittanian Wittaru - Wittarian
No 2 Yungeru - Yungerean Wittaman - Wittaru Wittaru - Wittaruan - Yungaru - Yungartan
No 1 shows the marriage & children of two Yungeru brothers. No 2 shows the marriage & children of a Yungeru man & his sister. Under female descent the children of Yungeru are always Wittaru & Wittaruan - therefore all the children of the Yungeru class should be regarded as class brothers & sisters and between them marriage is forbidden - while on the other hand under female descent the children of a man and his sister must be of different class names
[Left margin:] See note under Marital Relations
If the mother is older than her sister but if younger it would be "Murrang"