Status: Indexed


their occurrence in other more backward standing tribes
over a vast extent of Central Australia, but also from the numerous
references to certain animals as the "sons of Bunjil" which play a
great part in the myths of this tribe (1).

[Left margin note - (1) quote old tales from new lands &c-]

The Woeworung was on of a large related group, or "nation" tribes which occupied the greater part of
Central Victoria - from the Sea [crossed out - to] nearly to the banks of the River
. [Crossed out - The Woeworung tribe was divided into certain]
[crossed out - clans as follows: - the people] The Woeworung language
was spoken over the Yarra River watershed, and as far
South inland as [crossed out - Dandenong] Cranbourne - western Werribee River
and northwards to Mt Macedon: But these people did
not form all one tribe being divided locally as follows:-
giving the names of the Headman [crossed out - who] at the time of settlement
of Victoria.


[Title] Wŭrunjeri (Wŭrun = white gum tree)
[Column 1]
The Real Wurunjeri [underlined]
The Upper Yarra [crossed out - from]
including Yarra Flats -
Northern slope of Dandenong Mtns.
Southern [Mackay?]

[Column 2]
(a) [Kurnage-belung?] [underlined]
Yarra R from Yarra Flat
down - the Plenty R
(b) Bebejan [underlined]
Saltwater River
up to Mt Macedon
[Billibilleri?] [underlined]

[Column 3]
Boiberit [underlined]
west of Sunbury and Werribee.

All the Wurunijeri spoke the Woeworung language
excepting the Berberits who spoke a dialect called [thŭri-wurung?] -
But all were of the Waang class (crow).

The clan law which which required them as
waang crows to obtain wives from people who were Bunjil (Eaglehawk), the
segregation of the two class names severally into localities [crossed out - also] [?]
about a law which was local in its application.

Thus [crossed out - taking] the men of that subdivision of the [crossed out - tribes] Wurunjeri [crossed out - also]
[crossed out - of the Woeworung for speaking people] who lived in the Yarra
about where Kew and the eastern the suburbs now are, [crossed out - the] were being crow [underlined]
obliged to take wives from the Ngarūk Willŭm living about Dandenong
who although also speaking Woeworūng were Eaglehawk [underlined], from the
Gūnŭng [crossed out - willum] Ballŭk who were Eaglehawk lived near Mt Macedon but spoke Būnwurung
language, from the Būthera balluk who were Eaglehawk lived near Seymour on the Goulburn River
[crossed out - and spoke ?] from the Waring (cave) illŭm ballŭk who were Eaglehawk
and lived on the Yea River, from the BalŭungKara Muttŭng who were

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