Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Dainggati (NSW)
LocationFrom about Point Lookout south to the MacLeay River headwaters and about Mount Royal Range; inland to Dividing Range and Walcha; east to crests of coast ranges. According to MacPherson the southwestern area around Walcha and Ingleba was occupied by the 'Himberrong,' which seems to have been a horde. Radcliffe-Brown called this horde Amberu and considered it and the Burgadi to be separate tribes. Henderson's account (1851:2, 96-180) gives a picture of the people of the area of this tribe in the 1830s. The name Yunggai represents a problem. It seems to be equivalent to this tribe but Mathews (1897:169; Gr. 6567) groups Dainggati with the coastal tribes rather than with the New England Anaiwan. Additional data would be most useful in this area.
Co-ordinates151°50'E x 31°5'S
Area3,500 sq. m. (9,100 sq. km.)
ReferencesHenderson, 1851; B---, 1897; Mathews, 1897 (Gr. 6567), 1898 (Gr. 6468), 1900 (Gr. 5624), 1901 (Gr. 6502), 1904 (Gr. 6451); MacPherson, 1904; Radcliffe-Brown, 1929, 1930; Enright, 1937, 1939; Tindale, 1940, and MS; Walker, 1964 MS; Holmer, 1966; See, 1968; Holmer and Holmer, 1969.
Alternative NamesDjaingadi, Dang-getti, Danghetti, Danggadi, Dhangatty, Thangatti, Thangatty, Dangati, Dangadi, Yuungai, Yunggai, Tangetti, Tang-gette, Burugardi (inland horde), Burgadi, Boorkutti, Nulla Nulla, Amberu (see above), Himberrong, Jang (coastal name for this tableland tribe, meaning 'bad folk'), Yung.
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.

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