Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Djerait (NT)
LocationNorthern shores of Anson Bay on landward side; northward to Point Blaze; Dahl shows them as not extending to the coast, which he suggests is Wogait territory, the latter being 'seafolk.' It was here that Tasman was met with showers of short spears (interpreted by him as arrows) thrown with the long spear-thrower of this area; 2 on NW map.
Co-ordinates130°25'E x 13°0'S
Area500 sq. m. (1,300 sq. km.)
ReferencesMackillop, 1893; Foelsche, 1895; Basedow, 1907, 1925; Eylmann, 1908; Dahl, 1926; Stanner, 1933.
Alternative NamesTjerait, Cherait, Cherite, Sherait, Jeerite, Scherits, Tjiras.
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