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Arweet is an important tribal position in the Boon wurrung and Wathaurong tribal 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 held 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 Bunurong people [3]
  • Ningerranarro ( Died 1847) also known as Benbow of the Boon wurrung[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 of the Wathaurong[2]


  1. ^ a b Carolyn Briggs, Boon wurrung Arweets Carolyn Briggs[permanent dead link], Federation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages, Accessed 9 November 2008
  2. ^ a b c Tardis Enterprises Pty Ltd, cultural heritage advisors, Stockyard Hill Wind Farm – Desktop Cultural Heritage Assessment Archived 6 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine, Accessed 9 November 2008
  3. ^ Ian D. Clark, "You have all this place, no good have children ..." Derrimut: traitor, saviour, or a man of his people?, in the Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, 1 December 2005. Accessed 8 November 2008

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