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As to the southern tribes of the Kamilaror, situated to the
northward of Maitland, I have evidence dating back to about 1830.
there might be two or three {Headmen]] in each tribal division. The posi
tion of a Headman was one of influence and authority, and depended on the valor of
the individual, and it was not hereditary. A man who distinguished himself as a warrior or orator,
would become a leader, (?) (?) (?) (?) (?) (?) (?) (?) (?) (?) (?) (?) (?)

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 men commonly has
position of Headman. (I). (?)

So far as I have been able to ascertain there was not any
recognised Headman, as such, in the Wakelbura tribe, but the strongest and best fighting men were listened to in a debate, and the aged men held as
little authority. (B)

On the other hand it is said that in the Dalebura tribe the government appeared to be in the hands of Headmen, who were called Bubiberi.
(?) (?) (?) this I have not been able to learn anything, even from my correspondent who had exceptionally favorable opportunites of becoming
acquainted.

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