Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Bitjara (QLD)
LocationAt Bulloo Downs; north to Orient, west to Grey Range; east to Clyde, south to Bulloo Lake floodplain. They practiced circumcision as an initiation rite. They are not to be confused with the Pitjara of the upper Warrego River, central Qld., or the Badjiri of the Paroo River.
Co-ordinates143°0'E x 28°30'S
Area4,000 sq. m. (10,400 sq. km.)
ReferencesMyles in Curr, 1886; Sullivan in Curr, 1886; C.J.P., MS, 1896; Howitt, 1904; Tindale, 1940; Breen, 1969 MS.
Alternative NamesBithara, Pitteroo, Minkabari (language name), Wilya.
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