Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Braiakaulung (VIC)
LocationProvidence Ponds, Avon and Latrobe rivers; west of Lake Wellington to Mounts Baw Baw and Howitt. One of the five tribes associated as the Kurnai; its name is based on a place name today known as Briagolong, where the i is still pronounced with the sound of the ai dipthong.
Co-ordinates146°40'E x 37°50'S
Area2,600 sq. m. (6,800 sq. km.)
ReferencesSmyth, 1878; Fison and Howitt, 1880; Bulmer in Curr, 1887; Curr, 1887; Howitt, 1904; Anonymous, 1909 (11(6): 120); Tindale, 1940.
Alternative NamesBrayakaulung, Braiakolung, Breagalong, Brayakau, Nulit (name applied to language spoken by several associated tribes), Brayakaboong (the term signifies 'men of the west').
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.

Collection AA338 Norman Barnett Tindale