W.T. Dawson and H.W. Pettit Gippsland place names and vocabulary

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Gippsland Vocabularies and Place Names
Obtained and recorded in the Fifties by W.T. Dawson, District Surveyor, and J.H.W. Pettit, Surveyor.
(o) Omeo District
(P) Pidgin English

Place Names

Snowy River
Deeroc – Station at Orbost meaning Bullrushes the roots of which were eaten
Wibbinduck – a morass
Wort-wort – a small hill in the centre of a morass
Gwurruc-gwurruc – a long waterhole
Margelong – a sand hummock on the sea coast
Milley – a small scrub on the bank of the Brodribb
Bulla-bowl-bowl – two islands
Bougil Tamboon - (Bream) a small lagoon on the coast
Giddi (moulting swan) – swan’s nesting place
Thaligada - a teatree morass
Beeba-beeba – a mountain on the Buchan Road
Jellingal – a small tributary
Bitta-bullong a small creek on the west side
Tombondawonda – a mountain
Loongolaat – a small creek on the east side
Yuccut-balloon – a long mountain on E side of Brodribb
Why-on – a rock
Benn – a lake on the 90 mile beach
Wingin – a creek on the 90 mile beach
Mallagoota – a creek on the coast
Caan – a mountain neat the coast
Thuroong (snake) – a creek infested by snakes
Buchan – Rocks with a wave
[handwritten] Buccan mungie – the place of the bag (woman’s) (AWH)
Coongulla (wild black) – a small flat
Coorong – a fall in the Snowy River
Burroorunga – One of the Buchan mountains
Cutwort (pigface) – a long point
Jillangolo – a mountain
Jingella (a green bank) on the east bank
Mouyong (eel) – a saltwater creek on E bank of outlet.

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Document Details

Letter From
Letter To
Author Dawson, W. T. and Pettit, J. H. W.
Country Australia
Colony/State Victoria
Holding Institution State Library of Victoria
Collection Name Alfred W. Howitt Collection
Registration Number MS9356/437
Medium Article
Region Gippsland
Summary MS 9356 [Series] Correspondence and notes concerning aboriginal tribes - Aboriginal tribes of Victoria. [Sub Series] Yaitmathang or Omeo tribes [Item Title] Typescript copy of article by W. T. Dawson and J. H. W. Pettit titled 'Gippsland vocabularies and place names: obtained and recorded in the fifties by W. T. Dawson, District Surveyor, and J. H. W. Pettit, Surveyor' with annotations to show Omeo District. [Summary note] 15 pages. Box 1054 [Folder] 2(c) [State Library Victoria record 2018]
Physical Description Typescript copy of article with a front page with handwritten title 'Dawson and Pettit Gippsland Aboriginal Vocabularies' and an annotation bottom left, 'M.E.B. Howitt, Eastwood, Lucknow.'