Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Brabiralung (VIC)
LocationMitchell, Nicholson, and Tambo rivers; south to about Bairnsdale and Bruthen. This is one of the five Gippsland tribes grouped together as the Kurnai ['Ga:nai, 'Ka:nai].
Co-ordinates147°20'E x 37°30'S
Area2,400 sq. m. (6,200 sq. km.)
ReferencesW. Thomas, 1862 MS; Bulmer in Smyth, 1878; Howitt in Smyth, 1878; Smyth, 1878; Fison and Howitt, 1889; Bulmer in Curr, 1887; Curr, 1887; Hagenauer in Curr, 1887; Mathews, 1902 (Gr. 6401); Howitt, 1891, 1904; Tindale, 1940.
Alternative NamesBrabrolung (['tera] = man), Brabrolong, Brabirrawulung, Brabriwoolong, Wakeruk (Fison and Howitt, 1880:34), Bundah Wark Kani (i.e., ['ka:nai]), Bundhul Wark Kani (horde name), Muk-thang (language name), Gippsland dialect (of Thomas MS), ['ka:nai] = man.
This information is reproduced from NB Tindale's Aboriginal Tribes of Australia (1974). Please be aware that much of the data relating to Aboriginal language group distribution and definition has undergone revision since 1974. Please note also that this catalogue represents Tindale's attempt to depict Aboriginal tribal distribution at the time of European contact.