Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Djauan (NT)
LocationKatherine River and headwaters; south to Maranboy; west to about Katherine. They practice only circumcision with a limited degree of secrecy.
Co-ordinates132°50'E x 14°0'S
Area3,800 sq. m. (9,900 sq. km.)
ReferencesParkhouse, 1895, 1896; Mathews, 1900 (Gr. 6491), 1901 (Gr. 6453), 1907 (Gr. 6511, 6515, 6521), 1908 (Gr. 6578); Thomas, 1907; Eylmann, 1908; Spencer, 1914; Davidson, 1935; McCarthy, 1939; Jennison in Tindale, 1940; Tindale, 1940; Elkin in Berndt, 1951; Macintosh, 1951; Berndt and Berndt, 1952, 1964; Robinson, 1956; Elkin, 1961; Hall, 1962; Lockwood, 1962; Capell, 1965; C. Berndt, 1965.
Alternative NamesTjauen, Djouan, Djauun, Jawin, Chau-an, Tweinbol, Adowen, Djawin, Djawun, Djauwung, Charmong.
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