Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Ngemba (NSW)
LocationSouth bank of Barwon and Darling rivers from Brewarrina to Dunlop; on Yanda Creek; south to head of Mulga Creek; on Bogan River. Mathews implies that the southern boundary was a little farther south than as given to me in 1938. These were the people who possessed the famous fish traps in the Darling River at Brewarrina. The name of this tribe should not be confused with the language name of the Weilwan, which is Ngiumba.
Co-ordinates146°5'E x 30°30'S
Area6,600 sq. m. (17,200 sq. km.)
ReferencesRidley, 1862; Fraser, 1892; Mathews, 1903 (Gr. 6398), 1904 (Gr. 6451), 1907 (Gr. 6423, 6510, 6513), 1908 (Gr. 6540, 6495), 1909 (Gr. 6550); Thomas, 1906; Enright, 1937; Tindale, 1940; Dunbar, 1943, 1944, 1945; Berndt, 1947; Wurm, 1963.
Alternative NamesNgeumba, Negunbah, Ngiamba, Ngaiamba, Gaiamba, Nyamba, Ugumba (typographical error).
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