Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Awarai (NT)
LocationFrom 10 miles (16 km.) north of Rum Jungle southward to Brocks Creek (now usually regarded as a subtribe of the Wulwulam, which see); according to Parkhouse the northern boundary was at 'Darwin River (43 miles, 26 chains) along the Railway Line from Darwin.' Dahl (1926) places them 'between Mt. Shoebridge and the Central Tableland,' but worked with members of this tribe who knew the country intimately to the headwaters of the Mary River where they were in fear of the Agigondin (who were apparently a horde of the Wulwulam).
Co-ordinates131°25'E x 13°15'S
Area1,400 sq.m. (3,600 sq. km.)
ReferencesParkhouse, 1895, 1936; Mathews, 1901 (Gr. 6453); Eylmann, 1908; Spencer, 1914; Dahl, 1926; Radcliffe-Brown, 1930; Mackay, 1959 MS; Berndt, 1948, 1965; Capell, 1963; Berndt and Berndt, 1964.
Alternative NamesWarai, Warei, Warrai, Awarrai, Awarra.
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