Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Keiadjara (WA)
LocationSoutheast of the Mandjildjara territory and south and east of the Potidjara, in territory not identified except as WESTERN AUSTRALIA extending east from Kolajuru which is unidentified except as being several days walk southeast of Tjundutjundu (Well 30) on Canning Stock Route. Their territory may extend as far east as longitude 127 or beyond since Ngadadjara have contact with people whom they call Mangawara (a general term for shifting people who carry treasures tied in their hair chignons. The term is also applied by the Pitjandjara to the Wenamba. Some of these people traveled east through places called Kurultu (perhaps in the Baron Range) to Inindi and made contact with Wenamba at Walukiritj, west of Lake Macdonald. Berndt (1959) places the tribe between Lakes Disappointment and Carnegie which is a place on their post-1930 westward movement into settled country.
Co-ordinates126°0'E x 23°30'S (approximate only).
AreaNo estimate possible.
ReferencesTindale, 1953 MS; Berndt, 1959, 1964; Berndt and Berndt, 1964.
Alternative NamesKeiatara, Keredjara (of Wanman), Kiadjara, Giadjara, Gijadjara, Targudi, Tjargudi (of Kartudjara), Djargudi, Targoodi, Kalgoneidjara, Kalguni.
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

Collection AA346 Board for Anthropological Research

Collection AA689 Joseph Benjamin Birdsell