Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Tatungalung (VIC)
LocationCoast along Ninety Mile Beach and about Lakes Victoria and Wellington from Lakes Entrance southwest to mouth of Merriman Creek, also on Raymond Island in Lake King. Hagenauer (1878) indicates four horde names and Howitt another. This is one of the five tribes artificially associated as the Kurnai.
Co-ordinates148°25'E x 38°5'S
Area700 sq. m. (1,800 sq. km.)
ReferencesHagenauer in Smyth, 1878; Howitt in Smyth, 1878; Smyth, 1878; Fison and Howitt, 1880; Bulmer in Curr, 1887, Curr. 1887; Howitt, 1891, 1904; Tindale, 1940.
Alternative NamesTatungolung, Tatoongolong, Tatunga, Tirthung, Tatung, Tirtalawakani (kani = man, tatung = south), Boul-boul (horde name?), Nulit (dialect name, shared with Bratauolung).
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