Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Ngaluma (WA)
LocationPort Walcott, Roebourne and vicinity; at Sherlock River; inland to the foot of the uplands from 40 to 70 miles (65 to 110 km.); east to Depuch Island and Balla Balla; they visited islands off Nickol Bay but not those off Hampton Harbour which belonged to the Jaburara; west almost to Maitland River. Note that Curr's 'Markand' River is a misreading of Maitland.
Co-ordinates117°30'E x 21°0'S
Area3,300 sq. m. (8,600 sq. km.)
ReferencesWalcott, 1863; Richardson, 1865; Richardson in Curr, 1886; 'Yarbaroo,' 1899; Stone, 1899; Withnell, 1901, 1903; Clement, 1903; Giglioli, 1911; Brown, 1912, 1913; Bates, 1914; Connelly, 1932; Tindale, 1940, 1953 MS, 1966 MS; Peabody Museum (MS label as Qualluana); Worms, 1953 MS (letter); Berndt, 1959, 1964; Brandenstein, 1965 MS, 1970; A.I.A.S. report, 1966.
Alternative NamesNgalama, Gnalooma, Gnalouma, Gnalluma, Ngarluma, Qualluana (a misreading of handwriting), Naluma (perhaps draftsman's error), 'Nickol Bay' tribe, Kymurra and Paljari (class terms of their social organization).
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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Collection AA689 Joseph Benjamin Birdsell