Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Bakanambia (QLD)
LocationSouthern and eastern shores of Princess Charlotte Bay; inland to tidal limits of Normanby and north Kennedy rivers; at Lakefield. A relatively high incidence of cleft palate exists among members of this tribe. It is thought to have influenced their speech patterns; linguists have not noticed this fact.
Co-ordinates144°10'E x 14°40'S
Area1,100 sq. m. (2,900 sq. km.)
ReferencesHodginson in Curr, 1886; Parry-Okeden, 1897; Roth, 1901; Hale and Tindale, 1933; Tindale, 1940; Capell, 1963; Sayers and Godfrey, 1964; Wurm, 1965; O'Grady, MS; Trezise, 1969.
Alternative NamesWanbara (valid alternative term), Wambara (incorrect), Kokolamalama (of southern tribes), Lamalama, Lamul-lamul, Kokaoalamalma (corrupt or typographical error), Mukinna, Banambia, Banambila.
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