Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Milpulo (NSW)
LocationNorthwest of the Darling River from Wilcannia downstream, probably no farther than Tandou Lake. Little known; they presumably came in to the river during extra dry seasons; at other times depending on water from the roots of mallee and other trees in the manner of the Danggali. The name as given is possibly not the original one since in languages to the south the term ['milipulun] has the significance of 'aggressive strangers.' As with the Barindji, the people living in the mulga scrub country were regarded with abject terror by the people living along the Darling. On the 1940 map this tribe was included doubtfully with the Naualko. Mathews has two myths belonging ostensibly to this people, one describes the formation of Lake Boolaboolka which is situated far to the east of the territory allowed in this account. The other relates to intertribal contact and hostility in the vicinity of Albemarle.
Co-ordinates142°25'E x 31°55'S
Area3,500 sq. m. (9,100 sq. km.)
ReferencesPechey, 1872; Howitt, 1904; Boultbee in Howitt, 1904; Mathews, 1908 (Gr. 6460); Tindale, 1940.
Alternative NamesMilpulko, Mailpurlgu, Mamba.
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