Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Kotandji (NT)
LocationHead of coastal slope from Tanumbirini southeast to about head of McArthur River; at Old Wallhallow; at Mallapunyah; west to head of Newcastle Creek; south to Anthony Lagoon and Eva Downs. Before 1900 they were pressing northeastward into Binbinga territory. They use also the name Ngandji. Stationmaster (1895) incorrectly placed this tribe west instead of east of the Tjingili under the term Kakaringa, an obvious error since here ['kakara] means 'east.'
Co-ordinates135°10'E x 17°10'S
Area12,000 sq. m. (31,200 sq. km.)
ReferencesStationmaster, 1895; Mathews, 1900 (Gr. 6575), 1901 (Gr. 6453), 1902 (Gr.--), 1905 (Gr. 6454), 1907 (Gr. 6578); Spencer and Gillen, 1904; Power in Basedow, 1907; Spencer, 1914; Radcliffe-Brown, 1930; Tindale, 1940, 1963 MS; Elkin, 1961; Aguas, 1968; Yallop, 1969.
Alternative NamesNgandji (valid alternative), Kutandji, Kudandji, Gudanji, Koodanjee, Gundangee, Godangee, Koodangie, Kutanjtjii (of Iliaura. fide Yallop), Kudenji, Nganji, Ngangi, Nandi, Gnanji (false transcription), Angee (tone deaf to initial ng), Anga, Kakaringa (of Tjingili, means 'easterners').
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