Re: birding-aus Aboriginal Bird Names

Subject: Re: birding-aus Aboriginal Bird Names
From: "Lawrence E. Conole" <>
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 1999 09:47:33 +1000
S Cooney wrote:

> >From time to time mention is made of the names the Aboriginals have for
> birds.
> Is there a site or reference that would allow to explore this further,
> especially in relation to the Bunurong or Woiworung tribes that occupied
> the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne?

Not that I know of.  However, part of my site deals with Djabwurrung and
Dhauwurdwurrung (aka Gunditjmara) faunal vocabularies, and these are related
languages from SW Victoria to Bunwurrung (Bunurong) and Woiwurrung.  They're
more like dialects of a wider Kulin language in fact.  Go to:

Cheers -- Lawrie

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