Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Iwaidja (NT)
LocationEastern portion of Cobourg Peninsula centering in Mountnorris Bay. According to some information four other small tribes or hordes of this one are in the same area, Wonga:ran on the mainland opposite Croker Island; Ka:ri:k east of Cape Don; the Nga:dalwuli on the coast east of the Ka:ri:k; and Mandu:wit also on the northwest, east of the Nga:dalwuli. See additional notes under headings Oitbi and Wurango.
Co-ordinates132°35'E x 11°25'S
Area100 sq. m. (260 sq. km.)
ReferencesStoddard, 1834; Earl, 1846, 1853; Foelsche in Curr, 1886; Foelsche, 1895; Spencer, 1914; Jennison, 1927; Hart, 1930; Sweeney, 1939; Capell, 1940, 1942, 1962, 1965; Tindale, 1940; Elkin, Berndt and Berndt, 1951; Berndt and Berndt, 1951, 1964; Lockwood, 1962; C. Berndt, 1965; Goodale, 1971.
Alternative Names(ii = no), Ji:wadja, Jiwadja, Juwadja, Iwaija, Iyi, Eiwaja, Eaewardja, Eaewarga (in MS presuming g = dj), Uwaidja, Eae-warge-ga, Unalla, Limbakaraja, Limba-Karadjee, Iwaiji (compare note under Wurango), Tarula (Melville Islanders term, lit. 'riflemen' because Joe Cooper, early white settler, used Iwaidja helpers to defend himself).
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

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Collection AA689 Joseph Benjamin Birdsell