Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Djirubal (QLD)
LocationHerberton south to headwaters of Herbert River north of Cashmere; at Ravenshoe, Millaa Millaa, and Woodleigh; east to Tully Falls. Plateau rain forest dwellers with social organization of four-class type; not to be confused with the coastal Djiru. The tribe was erroneously placed on Davidson's 1938 map.
Co-ordinates145°25'E x 17°40'S
Area1,100 sq. m. (2,900 sq. km.)
ReferencesParry-Okeden, 1897; Roth, 1910; Sharp, 1939; Tindale, 1940; Worms, 1950; Nekes and Worms, 1953; Dixon, 1966, 1969 MS; West, pers. comm.
Alternative NamesTjirbal, Chirpalji, Dyirbaldyi, Djirbal, Dyirbalngan (collective term), Dyirbal, Chirpa, Choolngai (of Wakara tribe), Njirma (horde at Ravenshoe).
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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