Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Kambure (WA)
LocationCoasts of Admiralty Gulf except in the vicinity of Osborne Islands; east to Monger Creek in Napier Broome Bay; south only to southern rim of valley of King Edward River; a horde on Sir Graham Moore Island, whose people were chiefly marine food gatherers.
Co-ordinates126°15'E x 14°15'S
Area1,700 sq. m. (7,000 sq. km.)
ReferencesStuart, 1923; Love, 1931 MS; Capell, 1940, 1965; Tindale, 1940, 1953 MS; Hernandez, 1941; Mann, 1954; Lucich, 1966 MS.
Alternative NamesKambera, Kamberange (members of the tribe), Kanbre, Gambre, Barurungari (means 'upland' or 'plateau people'; term used also for other tribes), Kambumiri (name of West Bay and area of World War II Truscott Airfield), Purungari (lit. 'coast people'; applied by Worora).
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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