Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Jitajita (NSW)
LocationNorthern side of Lachlan River from near Booligal - to vicinity of Balranald, west to Carrawathal. A survivor in 1950 who spoke during a reenactment of the Sturt Expedition used the term ['Jita'jita] but also varied his pronunciation to ['Hita'hita]. Evidently they were closely related to the Muthimuthi (which see).
Co-ordinates144°0'E x 33°45'S
Area4,800 sq. m. (12,600 sq. km.)
ReferencesSmyth, 1878; Macdonald in Curr, 1886 (note correction in his list of errata, vol. 3); Cameron in Mathews, 1898; Mathews, 1898 (Gr. 6468), 1908 (Gr. 6460); Cameron, 1899; Larmer, 1899; Howitt, 1904; Giglioli, 1911; Tindale, 1940; Berndt, 1947; Clayton, on 5AN radio station, 10 January 1950.
Alternative NamesIta-ita, Ithi-ithi, Iti-iti, Eethie-Eethie, Eethee Eethee, Eetha-eetha, Yetho, Yit-tha, Yitsa, ['Hiša hiša] (['jita] = ['i:ta] = no), Tjuop (valid alternative).
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