Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Taungurong (VIC)
LocationGoulburn River valley upstream from the northern vicinity of Seymour at Mitchelltown. Near Violet Town, northeast to Mansfield, south to Kilmore. At Alexandra; west to hills southeast of Heathcote. A horde called Natrakbulok, which lived in the country east of Seymour and south to near Yea, was sometimes reckoned as belonging to the Ngurelban.
Co-ordinates145°35'E x 37°10'S
Area2,600 sq. m. (6,800 sq. km.)
ReferencesBaylie, 1843 (quoted by Massola, 1958); Eyre, 1844, 1845; Parker, 1844; Tuckfield, 1844; Blandowski, 1858; Ridley, 1875; Eyre in Smyth, 1878; Green in Smyth, 1878; Smyth, 1878; Curr, 1887; Bride, 1898; Mathews, 1902 (Gr. 6401), 1903 (Gr. 6489, 6503); Howitt, 1904; Mathew, 1911; Dredge in Parris, 1950; Capell, 1956; Massola, 1958, 1962, 1968; Hercus, 1966.
Alternative NamesTa-oungurong, Taguwuru, Thagunworung, Thaguwurru, Daguwura, Taguniorung, Targunwurung, Tongworonga, Jhongworong, Tauonyirong, Darngoorang, Nguraialum (language name shared with Ngurelban), Gnurellean, Yawang-illam, Yowang-illam (ta:gun = no), Butherabaluk (eastern horde), Bootheraboolok, Nerboolok (horde at Kilmore), ? Moogulum-buk, Mogullum-bitch.
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