Taungurong (VIC)

LocationGoulburn River valley upstream from the northern vicinity of Seymour at Mitchelltown. Near Violet Town, northeast to Mansfield, south to Kilmore. At Alexandra; west to hills southeast of Heathcote. A horde called Natrakbulok, which lived in the country east of Seymour and south to near Yea, was sometimes reckoned as belonging to the Ngurelban.
Co-ordinates145°35'E x 37°10'S
Area2,600 sq. m. (6,800 sq. km.)
ReferencesBaylie, 1843 (quoted by Massola, 1958); Eyre, 1844, 1845; Parker, 1844; Tuckfield, 1844; Blandowski, 1858; Ridley, 1875; Eyre in Smyth, 1878; Green in Smyth, 1878; Smyth, 1878; Curr, 1887; Bride, 1898; Mathews, 1902 (Gr. 6401), 1903 (Gr. 6489, 6503); Howitt, 1904; Mathew, 1911; Dredge in Parris, 1950; Capell, 1956; Massola, 1958, 1962, 1968; Hercus, 1966.
Alternative NamesTa-oungurong, Taguwuru, Thagunworung, Thaguwurru, Daguwura, Taguniorung, Targunwurung, Tongworonga, Jhongworong, Tauonyirong, Darngoorang, Nguraialum (language name shared with Ngurelban), Gnurellean, Yawang-illam, Yowang-illam (ta:gun = no), Butherabaluk (eastern horde), Bootheraboolok, Nerboolok (horde at Kilmore), ? Moogulum-buk, Mogullum-bitch.