|Location||Western MacDonnell Ranges from Mount Russell east to near Mount Zeil; north to southern vicinity of central Mount Wedge and Lake Bennett, south to Mounts Solitary and Udor; at Haast Bluff and Mounts Liebig and Peculiar. Because of an epidemic most of them died between 1932 and 1940, and their country was then usurped by Pintubi and Ngalia hordes; some surviving children passed to the Kukatja. Roheim used a term Ngatatara for this tribe. It is the name by which they are often known to the Kukatja. It must be noted that C. Berndt (1965:243) gave an alternative spelling Ngadadjara-the same she sometimes uses for the people of the Warburton Ranges in Western Australia. This could be a trap for those who do not know that the names relate to entirely distinct peoples separated by a distance of 400 miles (650 km.). Color plates 22, 38, and 42 are relevant.|
|Co-ordinates||131°20'E x 23°20'S,|
|Area||4,900 sq. m. (12,700 sq. km.)|
|References||C. Strehlow, 1910; Tindale, 1932, 1933, 1936 MS, 1940 MS, 1940, 1951 MS, 1956 MS; Roheim, 1933; Fry, 1934; C. Berndt, 1965.|
|Alternative Names||Yumu, Pa:kulja, Ngatatara (language term applied to them by the Kukatja, because they say ['ngada] or ['ngata] where other people would use the word ['nangata]), Ngadadjara (of C. Berndt in part).|
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.