Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Kirrae (VIC)
LocationWarrnambool and Hopkins River east to about Princetown on the coast; inland to Lake Bolac and Darlington; east to beyond Camperdown. There are names of twelve hordes speaking slight dialects. According to Cary, the original name was Manmait but this name is of hordal style; one horde, the Dantgurt, became of more importance than the others after white settlement. Other hordes apparently included the Colongulac, Jarcoort, Elingamait, Barrath, Warnambu:l (Pertobe), Bolaga, Tooram, Narragoort, and the Coonawanee.
Co-ordinates143°5'E x 38°10'S
Area1,900 sq. m. (4,900 sq. km.)
ReferencesEyre, 1844, 1845; Hurst, 1844; Robinson, 1844; Tuckfield, 1844; Scott in Smyth, 1878; Smyth, 1878; Dawson, 1881; Curr, 1887; Goodall in Curr, 1887; Cary, 1898; Tuckfield in Cary, 1898; Tuckfield and Mossman, 1898; Howitt, 1904; Mathews, 1904 (Gr. 6485); Massola, 1962.
Alternative NamesKirawirung (valid alternative), Kirraewuurong, Konoug-willam (? Typographical error), Manmait, Dantgurt, Dautgart, Tantgort, Targurt, Dyargurt, Jarcoort (apparently the horde at Jancourt), Bolaga (horde at Lake Bolac), Bolagher, Mount Shadwell tribe, Colongulac tribe (a horde), Warntalliin (lit. 'rough language,' a name given them by western tribes), Ngutuk (of neighboring tribes; means 'you'), Ngutung. Word for man = ['ma:r].
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