Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Ngaro (QLD)
LocationWhitsunday Island; ranging over Cumberland Islands; also to mainland at Cape Conway and on mountains east of Proserpine. Sewn ironbark canoes, called ['winta], were used for journeying between the islands-all reefs between St. Bees and Hayman Islands were known intimately and searched for food.
Co-ordinates149°5'E x 20°30'S
Area200 sq. m. (500 sq. km.)
ReferencesBridgeman and Bucas in Curr, 1887; Tindale, 1938 MS, 1940.
Alternative NamesNgalangi, Googaburra (a horde name), 'Island' tribe.
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