Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Wathaurung (VIC)
LocationSouth of Geelong toward Cape Otway; northwest to Lake Burrambeet, Beaufort, and Ballarat; about Princetown and upper Barwon River; also east of Geelong to Queenscliff.
Co-ordinates143°55'E x 38°0'S
Area3,000 sq. m. (7,800 sq. km.)
ReferencesParker, 1843; Addis, 1844; Eyre, 1844, 1845; Great Britain, House of Commons, 1844; Parker, 1844; Tuckfield, 1844; Thomas, 1862 MS, Ridley, 1875; Buckley quoted by Thompson in Smyth, 1878; Eyre in Smyth, 1878; Smyth, 1878; Dawson, 1881; Wedge, 1883; Cary, 1898, 1904; Mossman in Cary, 1898; Thomas in Bride, 1898; Tuckfield in Cary, 1898; Davenport in Bride, 1898; Fraser, 1902; Mathews, 1902 (Gr. 6401), 1903 (Gr. 6489, 6503), 1904 (Gr. 6485); Howitt, 1904; Tindale, 1940; Massola, 1962, 1968; Hercus, 1966.
Alternative NamesWadthaurung, Waitowrung, Wudthaurung, Woddowrong, Waddorow, Wadawio, Wadourer, Woddowrong, Wollowurong, Woddowro, Wudjawuru, Witowurrung, Wothowurong, Watorrong, Witaoro (kuli = man), Wudja-wurung, Witowurung, WitowurŽong, Witowro, Witoura, Wadjawuru, Wuddyawurru, Wuddyawurra, Witouro, Witswrong (typographical error), Wittyawhuurong, Warra, Wardy-yallock (horde in Pitfield area), Borumbeet Bulluk (horde at Lake Burrambeet speaking a slight dialect), Bengali (horde near Geelong), Buninyong (place name, location of a northern horde).
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