Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Kumbainggiri (NSW)
LocationLower course of Nymboida River and across the range toward Urunga, Coff (Korff) Harbour, and Bellingen; at South Grafton and Glenreagh; along the coast south from near One Tree Point; at Woolgoolga and Nambucca Heads. MacPherson's map is in error in placing the tribe entirely away from the coast. Confusion arises because Bellingen township is on the Bellinger River.
Co-ordinates152°55'E x 30°10'S
Area2,300 sq. m. (6,000 sq. km.)
ReferencesHowitt, 1884, 1904; Palmer, 1884; Rudder, 1896; C., J. C., 1896; Harper, 1897; Mathews, 1897 (Gr. 6567), 1898 (Gr. 6468), 1900 (Gr. 6526, 6572), 1901 (Gr. 6502), 1903 (Gr. 6478, 6490), 1907 (Gr. 6508, 6521), 1909 (Gr. 6479), 1910 (Gr. 6482); Brown, 1900; McDougall, 1900-1901; MacPherson, 1904; Anonymous, 1908; Buckland, 1912; Radcliffe-Brown, 1929; Enright, 1934, 1939; Tindale, 1940; Smythe, 1948-1950; Australian Encyclopedia, 1958; Wurm, 1963; Ryan, 1964; Hoddinott, 1967.
Alternative NamesKumbainggeri, Kumbaingir, Kumbaingeri, Kombaingheri, Kombinegherry, Kumbangerai, Koombanggary, Koombanggherry, Koombainga, Coombangree, Coombyngura, Coombyngara, Coombargaree, Kombinegherry, Gumbainggar, Gunbainggar, Gumbaingar, Guinbainggiri, Coombagoree, Gumbanggar, Bellinger tribe, Bellingen tribe, Nimboy (a horde), Woolgoolga (a horde), Orara (name of a river).
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 AA96 Paul Heinrich Matthias Foelsche