Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Maikudunu (QLD)
LocationMiddle Leichhardt River; north to Augustus Downs; south to Mount Cuthbert; western boundary on edge of inland plateau. Similarities between the name of this tribe, the Maikulan, and the Maithakari have been sources of past confusion. This tribe was on the boundary of the rites of circumcision and subincision. Some men had been initiated. The line marking the limits of the rite was in process of shift eastward, but Turnbull considers the were in process of rejecting the customs.
Co-ordinates139°40'E x 19°15'S
Area3,800 sq. m. (9,900 sq. km.)
ReferencesPalmer, 1884; Armit in Curr, 1886; M. Curr in Curr, 1886; Palmer in Curr, 1886; Turnbull, 1896, 1903; Parry-Okeden, 1897, 1911; Roth, 1897; Mathews, 1898 (Gr. 6396); Donner, 1899; Tindale, 1940, 1960 MS, 1963 MS; West, 1963 MS; Doolan, 1964 MS.
Alternative NamesMaikudun, Maikudung, Maigudung, Mikoodoono, Maigudina, Mygoodan, Mygoodano, Mayagoondoon, Mikadoon, Mikoolun ([sic] Roth, 1897; probably misprint, but see Maikulan).
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.

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