Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Gambalang (NT)
LocationOn the coast between Hawkesbury Point and Junction Bay; inland for about 25 miles (40 km.) to Table Hill and heads of the small rivers to the west. The pronunciation of the name preferred is that of Mrs. J. Doolan who has lived among them from childhood. According to Hamilton they have a tribal type structure with patrilineal moieties. They did not begin to practice circumcision until after European settlement commenced and therefore are shown within the area of noncircumcision indicated on the map.
Co-ordinates133°35'E x 12°5'S
Area600 sq. m. (1,600 sq. km.)
ReferencesCapell, 1940; Berndt and Berndt, 1964; Hiatt, 1965; Doolan, 1963 pers. comm.; Hamilton, 1970 pers. comm.
Alternative NamesGunbalang, Gunbulan, Walang.
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