Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Maikulan (QLD)
LocationMiddle Norman, Yappar, and Clara rivers; north to Milgarra; east to Gregory Range; west to Iffley and Canobie Stations. In early historical times some of the people moved down the Norman to the vicinity of Normanton, where they have been thought to be indigenous. Palmer (1884:277) has an early record of their original territorial limits. Note that the localization of this tribe in Curr (11:322) is misleading, the name Gregory River should be read as Gregory Range.
Co-ordinates141°50'E x 18°55'S
Area7,600 sq. m. (19,800 sq. km.)
ReferencesHowitt, 1884, 1904; Palmer, 1884; Armit in Curr, 1886; Lamond in Curr, 1886; Parry-Okeden, 1897; Mathews, 1898 (Gr. 6417, 6464), 1899 (Gr. 6397), 1900 (Gr. 6524, 6559), 1907 (Gr. 6521), 1909 (Gr. 6479); Giglioli, 1911; Tindale, 1940, 1963 MS.
Alternative NamesMaikulung, Maikolon, Makulu, Mygoolan, Mykoolan, Mycoolon, Micoolan, Miccoolin, Mikkoolan, Mikoolun, Mykulau (typographical error).
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 AA346 Board for Anthropological Research

Collection AA689 Joseph Benjamin Birdsell