from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hut or camp of the aborigines of Australia.
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They also used to assist me in making a wurley, or breakwind, whenever they shifted camp.
In one case I remember the ghost was represented to have set fire to a _wurley_
At last old Jimmy stopped and said we had reached the place where Pylebung ought to be, but it was not; and here, he said, pointing to the ground, was to be our wurley, or camp, for the night.
A young black fellow here said he had found a white man's musket a long way up the creek, and that he had got it in his wurley, and would give it to me for flour, tea, sugar, tobacco, matches, and clothes.
Poor Wills's remains we found lying in the wurley in which he died, and where King, after his return from seeking for the natives, had buried him with sand and rushes.
They also used to assist me in making a wurley or breakwind whenever they shifted camp.