Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Jotijota (NSW)
LocationMurray River from east of Cohuna to Echuca and a point 20 miles (30 km.) by river west of Tocumwal in Victoria; along Tullah Creek to Yielima; at Tuppal, Conargo, and Deniliquin in New South Wales; they were reported in 1842 as visiting the Murrumbidgee River. Much of their country is open savannah woodlands with Eucalyptus trees. Curr (iii:567) included two of the four hordes (Ngarrimowro and Woolithiga) in his Pangerang horde list.
Co-ordinates144°50'E x 35°50'S
Area1,200 sq. m. (3,100 sq. km.)
ReferencesTuckfield, 1844; Hinkins, 1845, 1884; Blandowski, 1857; Lewis, 1859; Strutt in Smyth, 1878; Curr, 1887; James and Chanter, 1897; Baeyertz, 1898; Bride, 1898; Mathews, 1898 (Gr. 6468), 1902 (Gr. 6487), 1903 (Gr. 6514); Stone, 1911; Tindale, 1938 MS, 1940; Capell, 1956; Massola 1958.
Alternative NamesYotayota, Yorta yorta (['jo:ta] = no), Yoorta (also applied by some to part of the Pangerang tribe), Moira (place name), 'Gunbowers' (name of a place, now Gunbower), Gunbowerooranditchgoole (horde name; ['kuli] = man), 'Loddon tribe,' Ngarrimouro (name of a horde), Ngarrimowro, Arramouro, Woollathura (horde name), Wollithiga, 'Echuca tribe' (applied to hordes south of the Murray River).
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 AA322 Una Sybella Teague

Collection AA338 Norman Barnett Tindale

Collection AA346 Board for Anthropological Research

Collection AA689 Joseph Benjamin Birdsell