Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Magatige (NT)
LocationA coastal strip on the north side of Port Keats including Tree Point; inland for 20 miles (30 km.) on south side of Moyle River swamplands. This is a small tribe with only two listed hordes. The term Berinken (Brinken) has been applied to it but Stanner (1970 MS) says this is only a directional marker; 15 on NW map.
Co-ordinates129°40'E x 14°10'S
Area150 sq. m. (400 sq. km.)
ReferencesBasedow, 1907; Stanner, 1933, 1936, 1938, 1970 MS; Davidson, 1935; Capell, 1940; Tindale, 1940, 1953 MS, 1966 MS; Falkenberg, 1948, 1962; Berndt and Berndt, 1964.
Alternative NamesMaritige, Muringata, Muringa (a name applied by Murinbata), Muringe, Berinken, Berinkin, Berringin, Brinken, Brinkan.
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

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