Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Birpai (NSW)
LocationMouth of Manning River at Taree, inland to near Gloucester; principally on south side of river, also on the Forbes, upper Hastings, and Wilson rivers. Some of the data given by Branch (1877) relate to the adjoining Ngaku tribe.
Co-ordinates152°15'E x 31°50'S
Area2,800 sq. m. (7,300 sq. km.)
ReferencesCurr, 1886; Branch in Curr, 1887; Wingham Magistrates in Curr, 1887; Livingstone in Threlkeld, 1892; Fawcett, 1897; Cohen, 1897; Mathews, 1897 (Gr. 6477), 1898 (Gr. 6468), 1901 (Gr. 6502); Brown, 1898, 1900; Radcliffe-Brown, 1929, 1930; Enright, 1932, 1934; Tindale, 1940; Ryan, 1964.
Alternative NamesBirripai, Birripi, Brippai, Bripi, Birrapee, Birippi, ? Waw-wyper.
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