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The Walbanga were an indigenous Australian people of New South Wales


The language of the Walbanga may have been a dialect of Dhurga.[1]


The Walbanga ranged over some 2,500 square miles (6,500 km2) of their tribal territory from Cape Dromedary northwards to the vicinity of Ulladulla. Their inland extension was as far as the Shoalhaven River. Braidwood, Araluen, and Moruya all lie on what was once Walbanga land. The Wandandian lay on their northern boundary, and to their south were the Djiringanj[2] and Thaua.[3]

Alternative names[edit]

  • Thurga (tirga, was their word for 'no')
  • Thoorga.
  • Bugellimanji. (A Walbanga horde
  • Bargalia.
  • Moruya tribe.[3]



  1. ^ Dixon 2002, p. xxxv.
  2. ^ Slattery 2015, p. 122.
  3. ^ a b Tindale 1974, p. 199.