Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Jawuru (WA)
LocationEastern shore of Roebuck Bay south to within 5 miles (8 km.) of Cape Villaret, inland nearly to Dampier Downs, n.n. [Mandikarakapo]. Their southern boundary with the Karadjari is marked by transition from open saltmarsh plain WESTERN AUSTRALIA to the dense pindan scrub and heavy sand of the Karadjari country. The Njikena were friendly with them and they shared initiation ceremonies. A small tribe. Father Worms (1953 MS) preferred Jaoro or Jauro as the best pronunciation; I hear it as above.
Co-ordinates122°40'E x 18°10'S
Area2,100 sq. m. (5,500 sq. km.)
ReferencesBates, 1914; Elkin, 1933; Petri, 1939, 1956, 1960; Capell, 1940; Worms, 1950, 1952, 1953 MS; Nekes and Worms, 1953; Tindale, 1953 MS.
Alternative NamesYauor, Jauor, Yauera, Djauor, Yaoro, Yauro, Yaroro, Yawur, Jaoro, Jauro, Jawuru (Mangala term), Kakudu-Kakudu (Mangala name), Gawor, Nawudu (extreme variant of pronunciation of Jawuru; also applied to Karadjari).
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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