Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Ngalakan (NT)
LocationNorth of Roper River to Mainoru; from east of the Wilton River to upper Maiwok and Flying Fox creeks. At Mountain Valley. Spencer misplaced this tribe south of the Roper River. Berndt and Berndt 1951 were in error in ascribing it to the headwaters of the Katherine. Tindale first worked with people of this tribe in 1922 on the Wilton River.
Co-ordinates134°5'E x 14°20'S
Area3,000 sq. m. (7,800 sq. km.)
ReferencesMathews, 1900 (Gr. 6491); Spencer, 1912; Tindale, 1922 MS, 1925, 1940, and MS; Radcliffe-Brown, 1930; Warner, 1937; Sweeney, 1939; Capell, 1942, 1960; Berndt and Berndt, 1951; Robinson, 1956; Elkin, 1961; Lockwood, 1962.
Alternative NamesNgalagan, Nalakan, Nalagen, Nala-nalagen, Ngalarkan, Nullakun, Nullikan, Nullikin, Ngulkpun, Nullakum (misprint), Hongalla.
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