Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Kareldi (QLD)
LocationMouth of Norman River; at Karumba (the proper n.n. Kurumba); from Normanton west to Flinders River; north to the Swinburne River; inland to Milgarra, Maggieville, and Stirling. They are also known as Karundi but my informants strongly preferred Kareldi; they also recognized a term Kotanda as applying to them. This name originally belonged to a people near the Leichhart River. Color plate 1 is relevant.
Co-ordinates141°0'E x 17°25'S
Area1,500 sq. m. (3,900 sq. km.)
ReferencesArmit in Curr, 1886; Parry-Okeden, 1897; Roth, 1897; Mathews, 1899 (Gr. 6445), 1900 (Gr. 6559); Giglioli, 1911; Turnbull, 1911; Sharp, 1939; Tindale, 1940, 1963 MS.
Alternative NamesKarundi (valid alternative), Karunti, Kurandi, Karantee, Karrandi, Karrandee, Gar-und-yih, Karun (scrublands), Gooran (a general term-people belonging to the scrub), Kotanda (valid alternative name; also said by Sharp to be a 'local group,' the name was also applied to the now extinct Kalibamu), Kutanda, Goothanto.
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 AA338 Norman Barnett Tindale