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The Kulin Tribe
Informant Berūk (white grub in gum tree)
otherwise King William of the Yarra tribe.

Mr Cameron learns from
King David that
Kubitche = Waa
Kroki = Bunjil

[Margin Note:] Avoka – or Boka
Dick

The men of this tribe are all called Kūlin in
distinction from those of alien tribes who are
regarded as wild men and named as
follows:
Gippsland blacks beyond Tarwin River = Bér-bira
or Méy-met
Beyond Geelong = B Warrije = Far off - Bek = country
at Echuca = Méy-met
The bounds of the country occupied by the Kulin
were these: from the Tarwin River in Westernport
round the spurs of the Australian alps to beyond
the Broken River; and extending westward
to beyond Geelong – to Mt Macedon, Kilmore
Murchison and probably Wangaratta. ——
[Margin note:]
1 – W
2 – W
3 – B
5 – W
6 - B
Each tribe has its particular locality which they consider a sort of inheritance - Buckley p. ?7]
The Jajowurong tribe adjoining the Kūlin on the North west was regarded as friendly; The Mey met […] Ber-bira were not so regarded.
The Kulin tribe was divided into Hordes of which the following […] the principal; of […]
[Marginal text:
ballŭk = a number of people
ūrŭn = white gum
jerrirŭk = mourning bird
ngarŭk = stones
Kūrūng jang = red ground[?]
Neera = a deep gully
also the Nir-ballŭk
from Nir = cave
spoke Thagun wūrŭng from
Thagun = No - lived on watershed of Campaspe down to [...] ]
Hordes Class Wives to Wives from
1. ūrŭndjeri ballŭk
Kew waa wöe 6.3.4.8.10.11
13.14.15 3.4.6.8.10.13.14
2. Būlūk willŭm
Cranbourne waa wöe woey wūrŭng language
3. Ngárŭk willŭm
Dandenong būnjil wöe woey wūrŭng language
4. Būnwūrŭng
Mordiallok būnjil wöe boon-wūrŭng
5. Kūrūng jang ballŭk
Werribee waa woey wūrŭng
6. gūnŭng willŭm ballŭk

Mt Macedon būnjil wöe woey wūrŭng
7. Nira ballŭk
Kilmore Waa thagūng wūrŭng
8. Būthera ballŭk
Seymour būnjil thagūng wurung
9. Yowŭng illŭm ballŭk
Alexander waa thagūng wurung
10. Waaring illŭm ballŭk
Muddy Ck būnjil thagūng wurung
11. Yeerŭn illŭm ballŭk
Benalla būnjil thagūng wurung
12. Būn mūrŭng ballŭk

Cape Schank Waa boon-wūrŭng
12 13. Ballŭng Kara-mittŭng-būla
Wangaratta būnjil (does not know)
13 14. Wŭdthowrŭng ballŭk
Geelong bunjil Wadtha-wurung
14 15. Ngūralŭng būla
Murchison Same Būnjil Ngur-ai- illŭm Ngūrai ilŭm wrūrung

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