Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Koamu (QLD)
LocationSouth of St. George on the Balonne River to Angledool, Hebel, and Brenda; west to Bollon and Nebine Creek; at Dirranbandi. Reference to Kaoambal in my 1940 work was a lapse. Honery in Ridley (1878) places this tribe on the Warrego, which is too far to the west. Mathews (1902) included the people of this tribe with the Ualarai in his study of his 'Yualeai' language. Their dialects are very similar.
Co-ordinates147°40'E x 28°30'S
Area6,000 sq. m. (15,600 sq. km.)
ReferencesHonery in Ridley, 1878; Mathews, 1902 (Gr. 6487); Kelly, 1935; Tindale, 1940; Wurm, 1963; Breen, 1969 MS.
Alternative NamesKuamu, Kuam, Guamu, Guwamu, Oamu (valid variant by a man of the tribe).
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