Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Mandandanji (QLD)
LocationMaranoa and Balonne rivers north of St. George; west to Bollon and Wallam Creek; north to Donnybrook, Orallo, Yuleba, and the Dividing Range; east to Alton and Glenmorgan; at Mitchell, Roma, and Surat. Amalgamated with the Kunggari in the early days of white occupation; in later days they were not always differentiated. The northern hordes of this tribe who lived on the headwaters of Coogoon Creek were known as the Kogai a name also used as a term for the language of the Kunggari.
Co-ordinates148°35'E x 27°5'S
Area15,400 sq. m. (40,000 sq. km.)
ReferencesRidley, 1861, 1873, 1875; Meston, 1892 MS; Mathews, 1897 (Gr. 6426), 1898 (Gr. 6444), 1904 (Gr. 6486); Bucknell, 1912; Tindale, 1940, and MS; Emmerson, 1962 MS.
Alternative NamesMundaeinbura, Mundainbara, Kogai, Cogai, 'Fishing Net people.'
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