Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Koa (QLD)
LocationHeadwaters of Diamantina north to Kynuna, and Hamilton Creek divide; west to Middleton Creek; east to Winton and Sesbania; south almost to Cork; much of their country is a wooded dissected plateau. There are dialect differences east and west. They did not practice either circumcision or subincision as rites of initiation.
Co-ordinates142°20'E x 22°10'S
Area10,000 sq. m. (26,000 sq. km.)
ReferencesBennett, 1867; M. Curr in Curr, 1887; Curr, 1887; Haines in Curr, 1887; Anon. (Coah), 1897; Lauterer, 1897; Parry-Okeden, 1897; Roth, 1897; Lamb, 1899, 1904; Dutton, 1901, 1907; Kelly, 1935; Tindale, 1938 MS, 1940, 1963 MS.
Alternative NamesGoa, Goamulgo, Coa, Coah, Guwa.
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