Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Minjungbal (NSW)
LocationFrom Cape Byron north to Southport, Qld.; inland to Murwillumbah and Nerang Creek. Fraser unaccountably gives the Clarence River as domain of his Minyung tribe.
Co-ordinates153°25'E x 28°15'S
Area600 sq. m. (1,600 sq. km.)
ReferencesBray and Fowler in Curr, 1887; Fraser, 1892; Livingstone in Threlkeld, 1892; Bray, 1899, 1901; Mathews, 1898 (Gr. 6468), 1901 (Gr. 6502); Hargrave, 1903; Evans, 1903; Dutton, 1904; Tindale, 1940; Rose, 1956; Calley, 1958.
Alternative NamesMinjangbal (valid variant heard at Woodenbong in 1938; ['minjung] = what; lit. 'people who say minjung,' ['mi:bin] = man), Minyung, Minyowa, Gendo (language name applied by adjoining people), Gando Minjang, Gandowal, Ngandowul, Cudgingberry (horde at Cudgen), Coodjingburra.
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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