Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Amarak (NT)
LocationEastern shores of Van Diemen Gulf, north of Murgenella Creek and about Cooper Creek; south toward East Alligator River. Berndt and Berndt (1951) list this tribe twice under different spellings; it is possible that their Ngamurak form would be the better rendering, but in 1964 they gave preference to Amurag.
Co-ordinates132°50'E x 11°55'S
Area900 sq. m. (2,300 sq. km.)
ReferencesEarl, 1846; Spencer, 1914; Sweeney, 1939; Tindale, 1940 (as Umoriu), 1964; Capell, 1942; Elkin, Berndt and Berndt, 1951; Berndt and Berndt, 1951, 1964.
Alternative NamesAmarag, Amuruk, Amurag, Amurrak, Ngamurak, Ngamurag, Nga:mu:rak, Umoriu, Umoreo (MS), ? Monobar.
This information is reproduced from NB Tindale's Aboriginal Tribes of Australia (1974). Please be aware that much of the data relating to Aboriginal language group distribution and definition has undergone revision since 1974. Please note also that this catalogue represents Tindale's attempt to depict Aboriginal tribal distribution at the time of European contact.

Collection AA338 Norman Barnett Tindale