Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Maung (NT)
LocationGoulburn Islands and on the coast opposite; east to King River, Braithwaite Point, and Junction Bay; west to Sandy and Angularli creeks but chiefly along the coast. They have matrilineal inheritance and do not practice circumcision. North Goulburn Island people are called Manangari. Note that the Gaari, a recently extinct group on Howard Island, are considered to have been a separate tribe but may have been a horde of this tribe.
Co-ordinates133°30'E x 11°45'S
Area500 sq. m. (1,300 sq. km.)
ReferencesJennison, 1927 and MS; Radcliffe-Brown, 1930; Warner, 1937; Capell, 1940, 1956, 1965; Berndt and Berndt, 1951, 1964; Lockwood, 1962; Oates et al., 1964; Pittman et al., 1964; C. Berndt, 1965.
Alternative NamesMauung, Mau, Manangari, Gunmarang (Gunwinggu term).
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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