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was [?] under Jakke-jakke living about the Yarra flats and on
the northern slopes of the Dandenong mountains. the third were the "real"
Wurrunjeri. who lived on the western side of the Saltwater river, under
their Headman Bungerin, and extended as far as Mount Macedon.

Immediately adjoining the Wurrunjeri country on the [North crossed out] Westside, was that of the Kurunjang-Wilam (2) who are also Woewurrung , whose Headman was one [Ningulabul], known to the
whitemen as Captain Turnbull.. Ningulabul was a great maker of songs,
which as Berak said "made people glad when they heard them". But when
he sang one of them [?} [?} it had the contrary
effect, for it made him shed tears. Ningulabul came of a family of gifted
singers for his father and grandfather before him had been renowned [?]
and this, as well as his own poetical powers, was the cause of his great
authority as a Ngurung-aeta, not only his own tribe but also in those
adjoining. the case of Ningulabul shows how headmanship was hereditary
in a family whosemembers were gifted beyond their fellows.

On the north side of Mount Macedon were the Gal-gal-balluk, part of
the Jajau'rung tribe, whose headman was known to the whitemen as
"King Bobby" and who was the "partner" (3) of Ningulabul. If the latter wished to
bring people from further north he sent "his word" to "Bobby" who again
sent his "word" on bythe next headman. to the westwardof Ningulabul
was [?] the Headman of the [?]
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Most of those Headmen were related to eachother, by marriage, and
thus, where as in a family such as that of Ningulabul, there was
tendancy for authority to become hereditary, there was the
germ of a practice which under favorable circumstamces might have

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