Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Kwarandji (NT)
LocationDaly Waters district; west to about Illawarra Springs and Mount Wollaston; south to Newcastle Waters on Sturt Plain; not as far as Lake Wood. Stationmaster (1895) placed this tribe east instead of north of the Tjingili; another of his directions also is in error (see note under Kotandji). There was formerly confusion with a western tribe, the Korindji. Mathews's placing of the tribe 'south west' of the Tjingili evidently is an error of transposition for 'north west.'
Co-ordinates133°20'E x 16°45'S
Area7,500 sq. m. (19,500 sq. km.)
ReferencesEast, 1889; Stationmaster, 1895; Mathews, 1900 (Gr. 6575), 1901 (Gr. 6453), 1907 (Gr. 6511), 1908 (Gr. 6495, 6578); Eylmann, 1908; Terry, 1926; Tindale, 1940; Meggitt, 1955; Lockwood, 1962.
Alternative NamesKwaranjee, Kooringee, Coorinji, Goarango, Gurindji (see also Korindji), Gurindzi, We-arr-ung.
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