Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Kandju (QLD)
LocationHeadwaters of Archer River; on tableland from between Ebagoola and Coen north to heads of Lockhart, Pascoe, and Batavia rivers; east to coastward slope of McIlwraith Range; west to Geikie Range and edge of plateau. Informants in 1963 preferred their name as now transcribed with the extended [a:].
Co-ordinates143°5'E x 13°35'S
Area3,000 sq. m. (7,800 sq. km.)
ReferencesParry-Okeden, 1897; Mathews, 1900 (Gr. 6559); McConnel, 1932, 1939-1940, 1950; Hale and Tindale, 1933; Thomson, 1933; Tindale, 1940, 1963 MS; Australian Encyclopedia, 1958; Capell, 1956, 1958, 1965; Sayers and Godfrey, 1964.
Alternative NamesKa:ntju, Ka:ndyu, Kandyu, Kantju, Kanju, Kanyu, Karnju, Karndheu, Karntju, Karnyu, Karnu, Kamdhue, Kamdheu, Gandju.
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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