Arweet/Ngarweet is an important tribal position in the Boonwurrung and Wathaurong peoples of the Indigenous Australian Kulin alliance who live from Western Port, Port Phillip, Geelong to Ballarat.[1][2] An Arweet is a leader or headman and holds a similar tribal standing as a ngurungaeta of the Wurundjeri people.

Notable Arweet include:

  • Derrimut (1810c - 1864), arweet of the Yalukit-willam clan of the Boonwurrung people[3][4]
  • Ningerranarro (died 1847) also known as Old Benbow of the Boonwurrung[1]
  • Noonallaboon (1842–1844), Burrumbeet balug of the Wathaurong[2]
  • Balybalip also called Bullurp Bullurp, Bil-le-bil-lup, and King Billy of Ballarat (c.1823-1881), Burrumbeet balug
  • Carolyn Briggs

References edit

  1. ^ a b Carolyn Briggs, Boon wurrung Arweets Carolyn Briggs[permanent dead link], Federation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages, Retrieved 9 November 2008
  2. ^ a b Tardis Enterprises Pty Ltd, cultural heritage advisors, Stockyard Hill Wind Farm – Desktop Cultural Heritage Assessment Archived 6 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine, Retrieved 9 November 2008
  3. ^ Clark, Ian D. (1 December 2005). "'You have all this place, no good have children ...' Derrimut: traitor, saviour, or a man of his people?". Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society. Retrieved 8 November 2008.
  4. ^ Lydon, Jane. "Photography, authenticity and Victoriaʹs Aborigines Protection Act (1886)". In Boucher, Leigh; Russell, Lynette (eds.). Settler Colonial Governance in Nineteenth-Century Victoria. ANU Press.