Jaitmathang (VIC)

LocationHeadwaters of Mitta Mitta and Tambo rivers; some of sources of the Ovens River; the Indi River to 'Tom Groggin Run' (Howitt); south to Omeo and Mount Delusion. According to Mathews (1904, 1909), whose view is accepted, Howitt's 'Theddora horde' was a separate tribe, the Duduroa, although Massola (1962) has suggested that the Jaitmathang and the Duduroa belonged to the one tribe. The Jaitmathang lived most of the year on the lower plateaus visiting the heights only as snow melted in spring.
Co-ordinates147°35'E x 36°50'S
Area3,000 sq. m. (7,800 sq. km.)
ReferencesHuon in Victoria Legislative Council Report, 1859; Wills, 1859; Smyth, 1878; Bulmer in Curr, 1887; Helms, 1895; Mathews, 1898 (Gr. 6468), 1902 (Gr. 6401), 1907 (Gr. 6515), 1909 (Gr. 6441); Howitt, 1904; Giglioli, 1911; Massola, 1962, 1968.
Alternative NamesYa-itma-thang, Muddhang (Mitta Mitta horde), Mudthang, Kandangoramittung (horde on the Omeo plains), Jandangara, Gundanara, Gundanora, Brajerak (name applied by coastal tribes; has a rude meaning), ['karanga] = no, ['juni] = man.