Darumbal Culture

The suffix “burra” indicates “belonging to” or “of”

Clan Groups and their meanings:

Kuinmurburra

  1. Katooburra – End, finish
  2. Wundooburra – Mountain
  3. Wolloinburra – Iguana’s Tail
  4. Warrooburra – Damper of zamia nut
  5. Mooinburra – Ashes
  6. Punkanburra – Gap in a range
  7. Ristburra – Sandfly

Ningebul

  1. Warginburra – Clean sand
  2. Rundooburra – Townshend Island
  3. Tarrooburra – Fig with flies inside
  4. Kookeburra – Green headed ant
  5. Boochalburra – Honey suckle tree

Taroombul

  1. Warraburra – Wild Guava
  2. Konkooburra – Sickness, retching
  3. Burriburra – Flame caused by fat from cooking
  4. Woppaburra – Island
  5. Karoonburra – Flesh
  6. Bechalburra – A small grub
  7. Bepooburra – Big River
  8. WolleaburraUNKNOWN
  9. Bunbaraburra – Open country

As the Darumbal people lived in harmony with their country, traditional Darumbal society dictated their way of living in the belief of “oneness. They had a complex social system where everyone and everything was related.

Their behaviour and obligations were influenced by their worldviews of these beliefs. They had strict marriage laws, gender specific roles and ceremonies.