Clans of the Gunaikurnai


The patterns on these shields are from the Gunaikurnai nation and they represent the five Gunaikurnai clans – the Brabralung, Brataualung, Brayakaulung, Krauatungalung and Tatungalung.

The Brabralung are from Central Gippsland around the Mitchell, Nicholson and Tambo Rivers and around Bairnsdale and Bruthen. They are freshwater people.

The Brataualung are from South Gippsland along the coast from Cape Liptrap to the mouth of the Merriman Creek, including Wilson’s Promontory. They are saltwater people.

The Brayakaulung are from around Sale and the Avon and Latrobe Rivers. They are inland freshwater people.

The Krauatungalung are from the Snowy River area down to Lakes Entrance. Their rivers are the Cann, Brodribb, Buchan and Snowy.

The Tatungalung are from the coast near Lakes Entrance and along Ninety Mile Beach. They are from Lake Victoria, Lake King and Raymond Island and also the little islands in the lakes.

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72 × 112 cm | Acrylic on canvas | Cat. no: 0822-21

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