Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Keramai (QLD)
LocationRockingham Bay south to Cardwell; north to near upper Murray River, north to Cardwell Range; on the Herbert River but not near the sea; chiefly mixed rain and open forest dwellers. Plate 41 is relevant.
Co-ordinates145°45'E x 18°15'S
Area1,000 sq. m. (1,600 sq. km.)
ReferencesCassady in Curr, 1886; Stephen in Curr, 1886; Parry-Okeden, 1897; Douglas, 1900; Mathew, 1926; Tindale, 1940; Doolan, 1964 MS, Dixon, 1966, 1969 MS.
Alternative NamesKiramai, Giramai, Giramay, Giramaygan, Kirrama, Kirrami, Kerrami, Wombelbara (Warakamai term), ['jir:a] = man.
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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