Buruna (WA)

LocationOn Yannarie River (Pindar Creek) above the edge of the coastal plain; southwest to Winning Pool and the north side of Lyndon River; east to Mount Hamlet and Maroonah; survivors now on Towera Station. They sometimes visited eastward to the Henry River but this was really Tenma territory. Some aborigines pronounce the name with an interdental d sound as ['Budna], but a group preferred ['Buruna] (tape records confirm this). Color plate 31 is relevant.
Co-ordinates115°5'E x 23°5'S
Area3,300 sq. m. (8,600 sq. km.)
ReferencesHarper in Curr, 1886; 'Yabaroo,' 1899; Brown, 1912, 1913; Bates, 1914; Radcliffe-Brown, 1930; Connelly, 1932; Tindale, 1940, 1953 MS, 1966 MS; Worms, 1953 pers. comm.; Fink, 1957 MS; Berndt, 1959; Brandenstein, 1965 MS.
Alternative NamesWati Puruna (valid alternative), Puduna (variant), Budoona, Poordoona, Peedona.