Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Gunditjmara (VIC)
LocationAt Cape Bridgewater and Lake Condah in the west; Caramut and Hamilton in north; Hopkins River in the east; at Warrnambool, Woolsthorpe, Port Fairy, and Portland. Three principal hordes at Lake Condah, Port Fairy, and Woolsthorpe. The name used is the best available. The language name could be an acceptable alternative.
Co-ordinates142°0'E x 38°5'S
Area2,700 sq. m. (7,000 sq. km.)
ReferencesRobinson, 1846 MS; Craig, 1859; Lydiard et al., 1859; Green in Smyth, 1878; McLeod in Smyth, 1878; Musgrove in Smyth, 1878; Smyth, 1878; Stähle in Fison and Howitt, 1880; Dawson, 1881; Howitt, 1885, 1904; Stähle in Howitt, 1885; Curr, 1887; Robertson in Bride, 1898; Semon, 1899; Mathews, 1903 (Gr. 6514), 1904 (Gr. 6451, 6505), 1905 (Gr. 6553); Giglioli, 1911; Tindale, 1940.
Alternative NamesDhauhurtwurru (language name), Ku:nditjmara, Gournditch-mara (['Gu:nditj] = name of Lake Condah ['mara] = ['ma:r] = man), Gurnditschmara, Nil-can-cone-deets, Kuurn-kopan-noot (descriptive language name), Kirurndit, Tourahonong, Weeritch-Weeritch, Ngutuk (means 'thou,' name given by an adjacent tribe), Villiers tribe, Spring Creek tribe (a horde called Mopor, around Woolsthorpe), Port Fairy tribe (a horde along coast, its dialect called Peekwhuurong).
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