Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Baraparapa (NSW)
LocationChiefly on southern tributaries of the Murrumbidgee River from above Hay, N.S.W., to Kerang, Vic.; at Cohuna, Gunbower, Brassi, Conargo, and across the river from Carrathool. Mathews, 1902 (Gr. 6487) may have transposed the positions of this tribe and the Wembawemba. In his 1904 paper he carries this tribal territory down river to Moulamein. He evidently worked with two separate hordes of this tribe. Beveridge (1884) lists his Boora Boora as though it was a tribe separate from this one.
Co-ordinates144°45'E x 35°20'S
Area3,600 sq. m. (9,400 sq. km.)
ReferencesEyre, 1844, 1845; Parker in Eyre, 1844; Robinson, 1846 MS; Beveridge, 1862, 1884; Ridley, 1875; Eyre in Smyth, 1878; Houston in Smyth, 1878; Cameron, 1885; Mickie and Sandy in Curr, 1887; Newland, 1889; Mathews, 1898 (Gr. 6468), 1902 (Gr. 6487), 1903 (Gr. 6548), 1904 (Gr. 6574); Tindale, 1940.
Alternative NamesBurrabura-ba, Baraba-baraba, Barraba-barraba, Bareber Bareber, Birraba-birraba, Burreba-burreba, Boora-birraba, Burrappa, Burrapper, Bureba, Burabura, Boora-boora, Burapper, Barappur, Karraba (typographical error), Boort (a place name), ['perapa] = [barapa] = no.
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