Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Mara (NT)
LocationTidal reaches of Roper River nearly to mouth of Hodgson River, south to Limmen Bight River; eastward to coast and Maria Island, north to Edward Island. Plate 42 is relevant.
Co-ordinates135°10E x 14°50S
Area3,000 sq. m. (7,800 sq. km..)
ReferencesLowre in Curr, 1886; Spencer and Gillen, 1904, 1912; Power in Basedow, 1907; Spencer, 1914; Tindale, 1921-22 MS, 1925, 1940 MS; Radcliffe-Brown, 1930; Sharp, 1935; Capell, 1942, 1960; Berndt and Berndt, 1951, 1964.
Alternative NamesMarra, Leelalwarra (after Jalwara, a place name, an important lagoon south of Roper River), ? Walkonda.
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 AA108 Francis James Gillen

Collection AA338 Norman Barnett Tindale

Collection AA96 Paul Heinrich Matthias Foelsche