Wiradjuri Heritage Study

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Table 5 - Common Animals Used by Wiradjuri

(Traditional Times)

Wagga Wagga Local Government Area Restored Wiradjuri Common & Scientific Uses

Names

or (Whitefella Wiradjuri) Name (16,17)

Bandicoot Perameles species Bilby Macrotis lagotis Black Wallaby Wallabia bicolor Brush Tail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Gurawung

?

Bilbi, Bilbang

?

Walaru?

Meat/Skin?

Wilay

Brown snake (Eastern) Pseudonaja textilis Carpet Snake Morelia spilotes variegata Dingo Canis familiaris Easter Grey Kangaroo Macropus fulinginosus Echidna Tachyglossus aculentus Goanna Varanus varius Koala Phascolarctos cinereus Platypus Ornithorhychus anatinus Quoll Dasyurus species Red Bellied Black Snake Pseudechis prophyriacus Ring Tail Possum Pseudocheirus peregrinus Sugar Glider Petaurus breviceps Tiger Snake Notechis scutatus Water Rat Hydromys chrysgaster Wombat Vombatus ursinus

Warralang

Skin cloak, Water carrier? rugs, "Drum", Fur/thread. Meat/ Staple food ?

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Yaba Yugay

?Mythological? Meat? Hunting, companionship

Wambuwany

Meat, Skin, Sinews, Teeth

Wandhayala (Bigabilla) Gugaa

Meat, Quills?

Barrandhang Biladurang

Referred to as "brother" Meat ?

Mabi

?

Galinydhuliny

?

Gindaany

Meat/Skin

Budharang

Meat?

Bagal

?

Bigun, munun

Meat/Skin?

Wombad

Meat

Meat/Fat