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EAA (Encyclopaedia of Aboriginal Australia, Horton ed.)
* Gunditjmara

AIATSIS (Austr. Inst. of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies)
S.20 Gundidy (click)

SIL (Summer Institute of Linguistics)
State: VIC
(please be aware that this map is NOT hand-drawn, but machine generated using approximate coordinates adjusted from Tindale's records. This map is only here to provide a very general idea of the location)

map of location of tribe

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Alternative names found in the literature for this group

* Gunditjmara
Dhauhurtwurru (language name)
Gournditch-mara ("mara"="man" Gunditj=Lake C.
Kuurn-kopan-noot (language name)
Ngutuk ("though" by adjacent tribe)
Villiers tribe
Spring Creek tribe (a grp)
Port Fairy tribe (a grp)

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Place and geographical locations that are often associated to this group.
Please note that these are places that were or are mentioned in the literature, some are inaccurate. Under no circumstances can this list be used in the context of any sorts of claims, indigenous or not.

Cape Bridgewater; Caramut; Hamilton; Hopkins River; Lake Condah; Port Fairy; Portland; Warrnambol; Woolsthorpe;

Bibliographic references for this record

I suggest you also use the above-mentioned AIATSIS name in the AIATSIS MURA catalogue for bibliographic references

BANTOW J., RASHLEIGH M. & SHERWOD J. 1995. Tuuram: Hopkins estuary and coastal environs. Warrnambool, Vic: Deakin University Centre for Regional Development.

CLARK I.D. 1995. Scars in the landscape: a register of massacre sites in western Victoria, 1803-1859. Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press.

CORRIS P. 1968. Aborigins and Europeans in Western Victoria. Canberra: AIATSIS.

CRITCHETT J. 1992. Our land till we die: a history of the Framlingham. Warrnambool, Vic: Deakin University Press.

DAWSON J. 1981. Australian Aborigines: the languages and customs of the several tribes of Aborigines in the western district of Victoria, Australia. Canberra: AIAS, [1881].

EHRLICH L. 1922. Origin of Australian beliefs. Vienna: Chamre Press.

ELY J. & ELY R. 1986. Lionel Murphy: the rule of law. Sydney: Akron Press.

FISON L. & HOWITT A.W. 1991. Kamilaroi and Kurnai. Canberra (Melbourne): AIATSIS (Robertson), [1880].

FRAZER J.G. 1913. The belief in immortality and the worship of the dead. London: Macmillan.

GOTT B. 1991. Victorian Koorie plants: some plants used by Victorian Koories for food, fibre, medicines and implements. Hamilton, Vic: Yangennanock Womens Group.

HERCUS L.A. 1969. The languages of Australia. Canberra: AIAS (Australian Aboriginal Studies no. 17, Linguistic Series no. 6).

MALINOWSKI B. 1963. The Family among the Australian Aborigines. New York (London): Shocken Book (Univ. of London Press), [1913].

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