Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Nganguruku (SA)
LocationOn Murray River from Mannum to south Rhine River junction; west to scarp of Mount Lofty Ranges. Indicated as 1 on southwestern portion of SE map. One of the small tribes along the lower Murray river collectively known as the Meru; sometimes grouped with the Ngaiawang but the vocabulary shows differences. The generation of people who lived on Manunka Mission belonged largely to this tribe; they afterward lived near Morgan where some mixed blood descendants still remain.
Co-ordinates139°25'E x 34°50'S
Area600 sq. m. (1,600 sq. km.)
ReferencesTaplin, 1879; Brown, 1918; Radcliffe-Brown, 1930; Tindale, 1939, 1940 and MS.
Alternative NamesMeru (in part).
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 AA290 Harold Llewellyn Sheard

Collection AA338 Norman Barnett Tindale