Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Kanolu (QLD)
LocationEastern headwaters of the Comet River from Rolleston north to Blackwater and upper Mackenzie River; east to about Dingo and vicinity of Duaringa. Their original population in 1860 was about 500 persons. Because of a similarity of name, this tribe has been confused with an eastern neighbor the Kangulu from whom they differed widely in dialect. Their word for 'man' was ['mari] and for 'no' was ['kara], contrasting with the ['bama] and ['ka:ngnu] of the Kangulu. In the 1940 edition of this map, they were incorrectly shown as a western part of the Kangulu.
Co-ordinates149°0'E x 23°40'S
Area4,700 sq. m. (12,200 sq. km.)
ReferencesJosephson in Curr, 1887.
Alternative NamesKanoloo, Kanalloo.
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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