Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Katubanut (VIC)
LocationRain forest covered plateau and rugged coastline of Cape Otway peninsula, probably centering on Apollo Bay. Little known and became extinct a few years after white occupation. The tribal name was said to mean 'King Parrot language.' It was used by people to the west and may have been a derogatory term. Rain forests of their country were called ['jarowaitj]. Remarks about this tribe are made in the chapter detailing Comments.
Co-ordinates143°5'E x 38°45'S
AreaNot known.
ReferencesAddis, 1844 (in Great Britain, House of Commons, Papers, p. 283); Morgan, 1852; Dawson, 1881.
Alternative NamesYarro waetch (ecological term of form ['jarowaitj] applied to cold rain forests of Cape Otway by aborigines to the west), ? Pallidurgbarran.
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