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Yuin People

Category: People
Sub Category:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Location:South-eastern NSW, New South Wales, Australia
Alternative Names:
  • Djuwin People
  • Summary Information:
    AIATSIS Thesaurus language code and map grid reference: (S67) (NSW SI56-13)

    For more information, refer to the AIATSIS Thesauri (see reference below).


    Yuin is the general or generic name for all tribes from Merimbula to Port Jackson. The Yuin or Coast Murring occupied territory from Cape Howe to the Shoalhaven River and inland to the Great Dividing Range. The population pre-1788 was estimated at about 11,000 between Cape Howe and Batemans Bay, comprising two main tribes, Walbanja and Dyiringanj. As a result of smallpox epidemics, tribal battles and venereal disease from whalers, the population is believed to have reduced by 95 percent, leaving only 600 survivors by the mid 1800s. Currently, the Yuin are considered the traditional owners of Wallaga Lake land.

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  • References

    Resource
    Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) (2007) AIATSIS Thesauri

    Glossary

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Australia)

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