Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Barindji (NSW)
LocationIn mallee, mulga, swamp, and sand country parallel to and east of Darling River from Moira to within 30 miles (48 km.) of Euston; eastward to near Ivanhoe; at Manara Range, Albermarle, Carowra, Kilfera, and Manfred. The term is said to mean 'forest people' but may have originated in the name of a creek, the Paroo, and be related to former tribal links. The Darling River aborigines called them Mamba-'devils'-and 'regarded them with the most abject terror' (Peckey, 1872:146). Their water often was obtained from the roots of water mallee (Eucalyptus) trees and Hakea, hence their camping places were widely dispersed and often were casual. Eight hordes were listed by Cameron (1885) namely Lagerung, Murro, Milparo, Boanjilla, Pularli, Nielyi-gulli, Kurlkgulli, Karndukul. Not to be confused with the Parundji of the Paroo River.
Co-ordinates143°30'E x 32°50'S
Area9,000 sq. m. (23,400 sq. km.)
ReferencesPechey, 1872; Cameron, 1885; Newland, 1889, 1926; Fraser in Threlkeld, 1892; Richards, 1903; Howitt, 1904; Tindale, 1940.
Alternative NamesBarrengee, Beriait, Berri-ait (not the Barinji of Cameron), Paru, Paroo, Bpaaroo (name of creek flowing into Darling River, not the Paroo River), Bpaa'roon-jee (in part, by Maraura tribe).
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