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[65] Native Tribes, 90; cf. Proc.  R.S.  Vict., N.S.  X, 19; T.R.S.S.A., XIV, 224; J.R.S.N.S.W., XXXII, 72.

[66] Northern Tribes, 100; cf. J.A.I., XVIII, 44; J.R.S.N.S.W., XXXII, 73.

[67] Mathews in J.R.S.N.S.W., XXXIII, 112; XXXV, 217.

[68] Mathews in Proc.  R.G.S.  Qu., XVI, 70.

[69] Mathews in Am.  Phil.  Soc., XXXVIII, 78.

TABLE II.

Phratry Names.

Phratries Meanings Name of Tribe
1. [+]Waa(ng) Crow Wurunjerri[70]
Bunjil or Wrepil Eaglehawk
2.  Yuckembruk " Ngarrego[71]
Merung
3.  Umbe Crow Wolgal[72] etc
Malian or Multa Eaglehawk
4.  Muquara " Berriait[73], Tatathi[74],
Kilpara Wathi-Wathi[74], Keramin[75],
Waimbio[76], Barkinji[77],
Milpulko[78], Wilya[78],
Itchumundi[79]
5.  Kumit (Gamutch, Black cockatoo
Kaputch, Kulitch)
Kroki (Krokitch, White cockatoo Booandik[80], Wotjoballuk[81],
Krokage) Gournditchmara[82] etc.

The feminine terminations are -egor, -gurk or -jarr.

For South-West Victoria Dawson (Aborigines, p. 26) gives two groups and an odd totem kin (?): 

    Phratries Meaning Name of Tribe

 6.  Kuurokeetch Longbilled cockatoo
    Kartpoerappa Pelican
    Kappatch Banksia cockatoo
    Kirtuuk Boa snake
    Kuunamit Quail
 7.  Kararu (Kiraru, Dieri[83], Parnkalla & Nauo[84],
      Kararawa) Yandairunga[85], Urabunna[86]
    Matteri
 8.  Tinewa Yandrawontha, Yowerawarika[87]
    Koolpuru (?  Emu)
 9.  Yungo (?  Kangaroo)
    Mattera Kurnandaburi[88]
10.  Kookoojeeba
    Koocheebinga Geebera[89]

The equivalence is not known.

11.  Koorabunna
    Kooragula Goonganji[90]

    Phratry

12.  Darboo* Bloomfield River[91]
    Tooar

The equivalence is unknown.

Phratry names.         Four-class system     Meaning
20.  Dilbi         Kupathin       Ia, IIIa[+]
21.  Budthurung(1) Mukula         Ib            (1)=black duck
22.  Gwaigullean   Gwaimudthen    Ie            Light blood; dark blood
23.  Ngielbumurra  Mukumurra      Ic
24.  Ngumbun       Ngurrawan      Id
25.  Girana        Merugulli      If
26.  Deeajee       Karpeun        IIIb


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