Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Kokowara (QLD)
LocationNormanby River from Lakefield south to Laura and Laura River. The proper name probably has not been determined; Kokowara means 'rough speech.' This term has been applied also to the Laia tribe. Not to be confused with the Wakara tribe on the Mitchell River.
Co-ordinates144°35'E x 15°5'S
Area1,800 sq. m. (7,300 sq. km.)
ReferencesParry-Okeden, 1897; Dutton, 1901; Roth, 1910; McConnel, 1931; Hale and Tindale, 1933; Sharp, 1939; Tindale, 1940; Trezise, 1969.
Alternative NamesKookawarra, Coo-oo-warra, Gugu-Warra; Laura-Deighton 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