Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Bidia (QLD)
LocationWestern side of Thomson River and Cooper Creek, from Jundah to near Gilpeppee; east to Keeroongooloo and Canaway Range; west to Whitula Creek. Some men call themselves Biria but they must not be confused with Biria of Bowen River. Breen has heard the name as Biria (with a rolled r). They practiced circumcision as an initiatory rite.
Co-ordinates142°30'E x 25°30'S
Area4,600 sq. m. (12,000 sq. km.)
ReferencesE. Curr and Fraser in Curr, 1886; Heagney in Curr, 1886; Mathews, 1898 (Gr. 6444); Tindale, 1940, MS; Breen, 1969 MS.
Alternative NamesBiria, Birria, Piria.
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