Latjilatji (VIC)

LocationChalka Creek to Mildura on southern bank of Murray River; at Kulkyne; ranging about 50 miles (80 km.) south from river to near Murrayville and Pine Plains. On Smyth's map the name of this tribe apparently is transposed with that of his 'Darty Darty' (i.e., Tatitati). Eyre gives a vocabulary of the tribe under the name Boraipar, placing them east of Moorunde and indicates their word for no is 'latto' ['latja]. Beveridge (1889:172) suggests this tribe and the Watiwati had a common boundary, which is not borne out by other data. Curr (1887) gathered a vocabulary from them at Kulkyne.
Co-ordinates141°45'E x 34°40'S
Area3,500 sq. m. (9,100 sq. km.)
ReferencesEyre, 1845; Beveridge, 1862, 1884, 1889; Smyth, 1878; Curr, 1887; Corney in Curr, 1887; Mathews, 1898 (Gr. 6464, 6468); Howitt, 1904; Giglioli, 1911; Brown, 1918; Tindale, 1938 ms, 1940, 1964 MS; Donaldson, 1956 MS (letter).
Alternative NamesLaitchi-Laitehi, (['latji] = [latja] = no), Litchy-Litchy, Sitchy Sitchy (misreading of Litchy Litchy, Leitchi-Leitchi, Laitche, Latjoo-Latjoo, Lutchye-Lutchye, Latyu-latyu, Latyoo-Latyoo, Litchoo-Litchoo, Laitci-laitci, Laci-Laci, Laitu-Laitu, Laitu, Walkandwani (name given by tribes to the west), Baluk-mernen ('people of the sandhills'; name applied by the Wotjobaluk), Boraipar, Banju-bunan, Wortongi (means 'man'), Woortongi.