Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Awabakal (NSW)
LocationLake Macquarie, south of Newcastle, N.S.W. (not Port Macquarie). The Awabakal are the central one of a series of tribes to which the arbitrary term Kuringgai has been applied by Fraser.
Co-ordinates151°30'E x 33°5'S
Area700 sq. m. (1,800 sq. km.)
ReferencesThrelkeld, 1834, 1892; Mueller, 1882; Fraser, 1892; Fraser in Threlkeld, 1892; Mathews, 1897 (Gr. 6477); Larmer, 1899; Enright, 1901; Howitt, 1904; Wurm, 1963.
Alternative NamesAwaba (place name of Lake Macquarie), Awabagal, 'Lake Macquarie, Newcastle' tribe, Kuringgai (see above), Minyowa (horde at Newcastle), Minyowie, Kuri (general term meaning 'man' in several tribes north of and around Sydney.
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