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Captain

Immediately adjoining the [[Wurunjerri]] country, on the west side, was that of the Kurnung-willam who were also Woeworung, and whose Headman was called Ningu-labul, but was named by the white men "Captain Turnbull". He was a great maker of songs, which, as Berak said, "made people glad when they heard them," but when he sang one of them to me, it had the contrary effect, for it made him shed tears. Ningu-labul came of a family of gifted singers, for his father and grandfather had been renowned songmakers, and this, as well as his own poetical power, was the cause of his great authority as a Ngurungaeta, not only in his own tribe, but also in those adjoining. The case of this man shows how headmanship was hereditary in a family, whose members were gifted beyond their fellows (Howitt 1904: 310).

Captain

Immediately adjoining the [[Wurunjerri]] country, on the west side, was that of the Kurnung-willam who were also [[Woeworung]], and whose Headman was called Ningu-labul, but was named by the white men "Captain Turnbull". He was a great maker of songs, which, as Berak said, "made people glad when they heard them," but when he sang one of them to me, it had the contrary effect, for it made him shed tears. Ningu-labul came of a family of gifted singers, for his father and grandfather had been renowned songmakers, and this, as well as his own poetical power, was the cause of his great authority as a Ngurungaeta, not only in his own tribe, but also in those adjoining. The case of this man shows how headmanship was hereditary in a family, whose members were gifted beyond their fellows (Howitt 1904: 310).