Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Larakia (NT)
LocationFrom Finniss River and Fog Bay northeast to about Gunn Point west of the mouth of Adelaide River; inland to a point 10 miles (16 km.) north of Rum Jungle; at Darwin, Southport, Bynoe Harbour, and Howard River. Crauford (1895) mentions several hordes that he calls 'families.'
Co-ordinates130°45'E x 12°35'S
Area1,500 sq. m. (3,900 sq. km.)
ReferencesGoyder, 1869; Sturt in Taplin, 1879; Little in Fison and Howitt, 1880; Foelsche, 1881, 1895; Coppinger, 1883; Foelsche in Curr, 1886; East, 1889; Mackillop, 1893; Parkhouse, 1895, 1896; Crauford, 1895; Basedow, 1907, 1925; Eylmann, 1908; Spencer, 1914; Dahl, 1926; Capell, 1939, 1940, 1956, 1965; Tindale, 1940.
Alternative NamesLarrakia, Larakiya, Larakeeyah, Larrakiya, Larrakeah, Larrakeeyah, Larrakiha, Laragia, Larragea, Larrekiya, Larrakeeha, Larreekeeyah, Larikia, Larrikia, Larrikiya, Larriquia, Binnimiginda (coastal hordes), Gunmajerrumba (inland hordes), Marri (a southern horde).
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 AA263 William Ramsay Smith

Collection AA295 William Thomas Lingwood Smith

Collection AA338 Norman Barnett Tindale

Collection AA346 Board for Anthropological Research

Collection AA689 Joseph Benjamin Birdsell

Collection AA824 Anthropological Society of SA

Collection AA857 Mrs Shirley Cameron Wilson

Collection AA96 Paul Heinrich Matthias Foelsche