Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Idindji (QLD)
LocationDeeral north to Gordonvale and Edmonton; inland to Lake Barrine; a lowland strip fronting Lambs Range from Gordonvale north to near Cairns; the northernmost mountain area claimed as from olden times is Lambs Head, n.n. ['Waru'ka:bunda]; east to Prior Range crest. Rain forest dwellers. In postcontact times a breakaway group shifted to Redlynch and began to call themselves Djumbandji. They usurped part of Buluwai territory; 9 on NE part of NE map.
Co-ordinates145°45'E x 17°10'S
Area400 sq. m. (1,000 sq. km.)
ReferencesMeston, 1889; Gribble, 1897; Parry-Okeden, 1897; Roth, 1910; Tindale, 1938 MS, 1940, 1963 MS, 1972 MS; McConnel, 1939-40; Sharp, 1939; Worms, 1950; Winterbotham, 1956; Dixon, 1966.
Alternative NamesYidindji, Yidindyi, Yidin, Idi: (short form used by Idindji), Idin, Idinji, Itti, Yettingie, Bolambi (name of a onetime dominant male of this tribe), Yellingie (presumed misreading of Yettingie), Mulgrave River dialect (Meston), Charroogin, Maiara (horde name), Myarah, Maimbi (horde), Djumbandji (see comment above), Jumbandjie.
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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