Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Konejandi (WA)
LocationWest to Fitzroy Crossing; at Bohemia Downs and Margaret River Stations. Formerly south to Christmas Creek, but they lost the open plains on the north side of the river to Walmadjari just before the time of the first appearance of whites. East to junction of Mary and Margaret rivers and the Ramsay Range, north to Stony River, Sandstone, Mueller, Burramundy, and Geikie Ranges; their headquarters were in the eastern limestone areas of the King Leopold Ranges. They were unfriendly with the Njikena, the Kitja, and the Punaba, and had fought them; they did not understand one anothers' languages, but now they follow Punaba and Kitja speech better than Njikena. The people prefer to be called Konejandi and object to the form Konean applied by others.
Co-ordinates126°20'E x 18°25'S
Area4,600 sq. m. (12,000 sq. km.)
ReferencesMathews, 1900 (Gr. 6447); Elkin, 1933; Kaberry, 1937; Capell, 1940, 1952-1953, 1965; Tindale, 1940, 1953 MS; Worms, 1953 MS (in letter); Meggitt, 1955.
Alternative NamesKonean, Konajan, Konejanu (Mangala term), Gunian, Gunan, Kuniandu, Kunian, Kunan, Goonien, Wadeawulu (Kitja term for them).
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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