Ngurungaeta

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Ngurungaeta is a Woi-Wurrung word meaning 'head man' or 'tribal leader', used by clans of the Woi-Wurrung tribes and Taung Wurrung Ngurai-illum Wurrung.[1][2] Ngurungaeta held the same tribal standing as an Arweet of the Bunurong and Wathaurong people. The current Ngurungaeta is Murrundindi.

Ngurungaeta include:

  • Bebejan - one of the seven ngurungaeta who signed the 1835 treaty with John Batman[3]
  • Billibellary, (1799–1846) - ngurungaeta of the Wurundjeri-willam clan
  • Simon Wonga (1824–1874) - ngurungaeta and son of Billibellary
  • William Barak (1824–1903) - last traditional ngurungaeta of the Wurundjeri-willam clan
  • Robert Wandoon (1854–1908) - anointed ngurungaeta by William Barak[4]
  • James Wandin (1933–2006) - ngurungaeta of the Wurundjeri[5]
  • Murrundindi - appointed ngurungaeta at the funeral of James Wandin in 2006.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ First Peoples, GaryPresland
  2. ^ Martin Flanagan, Tireless ambassador bids you welcome, The Age, 25 January 2003. Accessed 31 October 2008
  3. ^ Murrundindi and his people. Accessed 1 November 2008
  4. ^ Ian Hunter, Wurundjeri Lineage Accessed 1 November 2008
  5. ^ James Wandin, Opening statement to the Victorian Parliament Victorian parliament website, 26 May 2000. Accessed 31 October 2008
  6. ^ Rebecca Fraser, New title ‘better than being Prime Minister’, Star News Group, 9 March 2006. Accessed 1 November 2008