in the Wiradjuri of Riverina a Headman was called
Bidja-bidja whereas I have heard him described as one who "gave
orders to people", and there was such a Headman in each (?)
(?) . The Bidja-bidja was always a medicine man.
If he were for instance the (?) Kumbo and a medicine man he would be the head
of the Kumbo sub-class, but all the other people in the (?)
Yilrai, Murri or Wumbi would (?) him. Similay each
totem had its Headman, probably its (?) (?). (1)
(?) had the Bidja-bidja (?) "(?)"
(1) (?) (?)
The office of Headman was in a sense hereditary, because the son would
inherit the position of his father if he possessed any oratorical or
other eminent ability; but if not then the son of the deceased's brother
would hold the position or failing him the nearest relation, having the
same class name (I). But this was with the consent of the community.
Each social division elected its own Headman.
The Headman called his people together for any matter requiring
them to assemble, for instance holding the Burbung ceremonies,. At such
meetings of the tribe, matters relating to the interests of the whole
tribe are discussed, and thecourse of action, as to murders, abduction
of women, adultery or war is decided upon. The medicine man commonly has
position of Headman. (I). (?)
So far as I have beenable to ascertain there was not any
recognised Headman, as such, in the Wukelbura tribe, but the strongest and
best fighting men were listened to in a debate, and the aged men held (?)
little authority. ( )
On the other hand it is said that in the Dalebura tribe the (?)
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