Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Tjapwurong (VIC)
LocationAt Mount Rouse; west to Hamilton, east to Hopkins River and Wickliffe; north to near Mount William, Stawell, Ararat, and the Dividing Range; eleven named hordes, some speaking slight dialects. Color plates 10 and 12 are relevant.
Co-ordinates142°40'E x 37°30'S
Area2,700 sq. m. (7,000 sq. km.)
ReferencesSievewright in Eyre, 1845; Thomas, 1862 MS; Gray in Smyth, 1878; Smyth, 1878; Dawson, 1881; Curr, 1887; Mathews, 1902 (Gr. 6401), 1903 (Gr. 6503), 1904 (Gr. 6451, 6505); Tindale, 1940, and MS; Massola, 1957; 1961, 1970; Hercus, 1966.
Alternative NamesTyapwuru, Tyapwurru (wurong = mouth and speech), Chaap Wuurong, Chaapwurru, Djabwuru, Pirt-kopan-noot (northern dialect name at Ararat), Pirt-kopen-noot (a dialect), Purteet-chally (lit. 'fight seekers'), Punoinjon (name of a lake), Nutcheyong (horde at Moyston), Buninjon (Buninyong, place name), Kolor (place name of Mount Rouse), Kolor Kuurndit, Kooloor, Kolorer, Girriwurra (horde near Maroona), Hopkins River Tribe, Wonnin dialect, Bolakngat (eastern name), Bolagher (apparently based on name of Lake Bolac but may apply to northwestern horde of the Kirrae), Knindowurong (i.e., 'clear speakers,' a term claimed also by the Jaadwa).
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 AA105 Henry Kenneth Fry

Collection AA338 Norman Barnett Tindale