Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Kurung (VIC)
Locationwest side of Port Phillip Bay between Werribee River and Geelong; inland up Moorabool River to Dividing Range; westward toward Ballarat; at Ballan. Cary considered the people of Ballarat to be a horde of the Wathaurung and this seems to be confirmed by the vocabularies.
Co-ordinates144°25'E x 37°45'S
Area1,300 sq. m. (3,400 sq. km.)
ReferencesThomas, 1839 MS, 1862 MS; Lodge in Thomas, 1862 MS; Curr, 1887; Cary, 1898; Davenport in Bride, 1898; Thomas in Bride, 1898; Howitt, 1904.
Alternative NamesKurunjang, Kurung-jang-baluk, Coorong, Jibberin (language name), Bacchus Marsh dialect, Barabal (name sometimes applied to whole tribe, more accurately a dominant horde between Werribee and Indented Head), Barrabool, Barabull, Yawangi (based on native name, Ja:wang of the You Yang Hills).
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