Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Nangatadjara (WA)
LocationEast of Lake Carey and Burtville to about Jubilee and Plumridge Lakes; northeast to Bailey, Virginia, and Newland Ranges. At Lakes Yeo and Rason and at Bartlett Soak. Moved westward, between 1890 and 1900, to Burtville and Laverton.
Co-ordinates124°45'E x 28°45'S
Area23,000 sq. m. (59,800 sq. km.)
ReferencesBates, 1914; Tindale, 1935 MS, 1937, 1940, 1966 MS; Elkin, 1940; Serventy, 1961.
Alternative NamesNanggatha, Nangandjara, Nganandjara, Nangata, Wangata (perhaps casual error), Dituwonga, Ditu, Ngalapita, Njingipalaru (name given by Waljen-means 'different talk'), Alindjara (means 'east' and by extension 'easterners'; was used by a man of the tribe-'we are the Alindjara').
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

Collection AA346 Board for Anthropological Research

Collection AA689 Joseph Benjamin Birdsell