Tjapwurong (VIC)

LocationAt Mount Rouse; west to Hamilton, east to Hopkins River and Wickliffe; north to near Mount William, Stawell, Ararat, and the Dividing Range; eleven named hordes, some speaking slight dialects. Color plates 10 and 12 are relevant.
Co-ordinates142°40'E x 37°30'S
Area2,700 sq. m. (7,000 sq. km.)
ReferencesSievewright in Eyre, 1845; Thomas, 1862 MS; Gray in Smyth, 1878; Smyth, 1878; Dawson, 1881; Curr, 1887; Mathews, 1902 (Gr. 6401), 1903 (Gr. 6503), 1904 (Gr. 6451, 6505); Tindale, 1940, and MS; Massola, 1957; 1961, 1970; Hercus, 1966.
Alternative NamesTyapwuru, Tyapwurru (wurong = mouth and speech), Chaap Wuurong, Chaapwurru, Djabwuru, Pirt-kopan-noot (northern dialect name at Ararat), Pirt-kopen-noot (a dialect), Purteet-chally (lit. 'fight seekers'), Punoinjon (name of a lake), Nutcheyong (horde at Moyston), Buninjon (Buninyong, place name), Kolor (place name of Mount Rouse), Kolor Kuurndit, Kooloor, Kolorer, Girriwurra (horde near Maroona), Hopkins River Tribe, Wonnin dialect, Bolakngat (eastern name), Bolagher (apparently based on name of Lake Bolac but may apply to northwestern horde of the Kirrae), Knindowurong (i.e., 'clear speakers,' a term claimed also by the Jaadwa).