Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Jaitmathang (VIC)
LocationHeadwaters of Mitta Mitta and Tambo rivers; some of sources of the Ovens River; the Indi River to 'Tom Groggin Run' (Howitt); south to Omeo and Mount Delusion. According to Mathews (1904, 1909), whose view is accepted, Howitt's 'Theddora horde' was a separate tribe, the Duduroa, although Massola (1962) has suggested that the Jaitmathang and the Duduroa belonged to the one tribe. The Jaitmathang lived most of the year on the lower plateaus visiting the heights only as snow melted in spring.
Co-ordinates147°35'E x 36°50'S
Area3,000 sq. m. (7,800 sq. km.)
ReferencesHuon in Victoria Legislative Council Report, 1859; Wills, 1859; Smyth, 1878; Bulmer in Curr, 1887; Helms, 1895; Mathews, 1898 (Gr. 6468), 1902 (Gr. 6401), 1907 (Gr. 6515), 1909 (Gr. 6441); Howitt, 1904; Giglioli, 1911; Massola, 1962, 1968.
Alternative NamesYa-itma-thang, Muddhang (Mitta Mitta horde), Mudthang, Kandangoramittung (horde on the Omeo plains), Jandangara, Gundanara, Gundanora, Brajerak (name applied by coastal tribes; has a rude meaning), ['karanga] = no, ['juni] = 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.

Collection AA338 Norman Barnett Tindale