Mr. Matthews denies, as we saw, what Mr. Fison asserts, as to the Kamilaroi.
One of the Wonghi or of the Wiraidjuri or Kamilaroi tribe is "proud of the title."
In its external features, therefore, it is perfect and complete among the Kamilaroi.
This was the case among the Wotjoballuk, the Kamilaroi, and the Euahlayi.
Neither the phratry nor the gens of the Kamilaroi forms a distinct territorial community.
Apparently, among the Kamilaroi, members of the same phratry may intermarry, avoiding unions in their own totems.
This tribe reckons in the female line, has phratries, and uses the class names (four), but not the phratry names of the Kamilaroi.
On this showing brothers married paternal half-sisters (Kamilaroi and Kurnai, p. 33).
This is shown by the Kamilaroi organisation, where "a woman is married to a thousand miles of husbands."
The Kamilaroi practice of interphratry marriage arises out of respect for totem and neglect of phratry law.