Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Ngatjan (QLD)
LocationFrom Atherton east to upper Russell River; at Yungaburra, Malanda, and the range north of Millaa Millaa; in rain forest, principally on the plateau. At Lakes Barrine and Eacham, n.n. ['Ji:tj3m]; 11 on northeastern part of NE map. They are typical of the negritic people called Barrineans by Birdsell.
Co-ordinates145°40'E x 17°20'S
AreaArea: 200 sq. m. (500 sq. km.)
ReferencesRef.: Meston, 1889; Parry-Okeden, 1897; Roth, 1910; Giglioli, 1911; McConnel, 1939 -1940; Sharp, 1939; Tindale, 1940, 1963 MS; Tindale and Birdsell, 1940; Birdsell, 1941, 1949; Doolan, 1964 MS; Dixon, 1966, 1969 MS; Grant, MS (in Australian museum).
Alternative NamesAlt.: Ngatjai (as in the phrase I am a Ngatjai man), Ngadyan, Ngadyandyi, Ngachanji, Ngaitjandji, Ngadjen, Natchin, Ngadyan, Nga:tja (name of a rather tall, for a negrito, clever man of the tribe who died in 1904), Narcha, Jitjam (name of a lake), Hucheon, Eacham, Eashim, Eaton, Russell River dialect (Meston).
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