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George W. Helon George W. Helon i(A45698 works by) (a.k.a. George William Wieslaw Helon; George Wieslaw Helon; George William Helon; Jerzy Wieslaw Helon)
Born: Established: 1965 Bridgnorth, Shropshire,
United Kingdom (UK),
Western Europe, Europe,
Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 1970
Heritage: Polish
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George Wieslaw Helon was born in England into a family of noble Polish descent. In April 1970, Helon's family left Wolverhampton to settle in Melbourne, where they remained until 1992 when they moved to Bundaberg, Queensland. Adopted by Aboriginal Elders of the Bolgwin Clan of the Gooreng Gooreng tribe of South-East Queensland, Helon was given the tribal name Buralnyarla (White Owl) in October 1994 in recognition of the work he had done for the Gooreng Gooreng people of South-East Queensland.

An historian, ethnographer, genealogist and writer, Helon has compiled and written 12 books as well as numerous articles on various subjects. His works have been published in Australia, the USA and Poland. (See note below for titles.)

Helon is a member of the Australian Society of Authors (ASA), the Victorian Fellowship of Australian Writers (FAW), the Polish Genealogical Society of America (PGSA), the Polish Nobility Association (PNA), the Conservative-Monarchist Club (Poland), the Queensland Justices' and Community Legal Officers' Association (QJA), and the Copyright Agency Limited (CAL), and a life member of the Genealogical Society of Victoria, the Monarchist League in Australia, and the Queenslanders for Constitutional Monarchy Association.

Most Referenced Works


  • George Helon has also published works on names, and on Indigenous people and language. Works that fall outside AustLit's scope include:

    • By Another Name: A Four Language Guide to Christian Names and their Foreign Equivalents (1993).
    • Polish-German Place Name Changes (1994).
    • Destination Australia: Extracts from the Wuerttemberg Emigration Index (1994).
    • The English-Gooreng Gooreng-English Dictionary (1994).
    • The Gooreng Gooreng Tribe of South-east Queensland: Its Traditional Tribal territory, Clan Divisions and Proper Names (c.1998).
    • Aboriginal Australia: Register of Tribe, Clan, Horde, Linguistic Group, Language Names and AIATSIS Language Codes - including Synonyms, Misnomers and Approximate Locations (1998).
    • First Names of the Polish Commonwealth: Origins & Meanings (1998).
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