Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Minang (WA)
LocationKing George Sound; north to Stirling Range, Tenterden, Lake Muir, Cowerup, and Shannon River. On coast from West Cliff Point to Boat Harbour; at Pallinup (Salt) River; at Mount Barker, Nornalup, Wilson Inlet, and Porongurup Range. ['Minang] = south and by extension 'southerners.' Nind's identification of Meananger as Meam anger or 'red root eaters' not confirmed, although it is a possible one. Mathew (1899, 18:23) confuses this tribe with the Miming of Eyre Sand Patch. Clark (1842) calls a western horde (?) the Murrayman and indicates a northern one as the 'Munite' or Cockatoo group. The last-named are probably the ones seen by Darwin.
Co-ordinates117°40'E x 34°45'S
Area4,900 sq. m. (12,700 sq. km.)
ReferencesNind, 1832; Darwin, 1842; Clark, 1842; Graham in Curr, 1886; Spencer et al. in Curr, 1886; Mathew, 1899; Mathews, 1910 (Gr. 6516); Giglioli, 1911; Tindale, 1940, 1966 MS, 1968 MS; James Brown, plate.
Alternative NamesMinung, Meenung, Mirnong, Mean-anger, Meern-anger, Minnal Yungar (lit. 'southern men'), Meenung (name given by Ko:reng), Mount Barker tribe.
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

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