Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Ola (WA)
LocationNorth side of King Leopold Range east of Isdell Range; north to Phillips Range and watershed of Hann and upper Fitzroy rivers; east to Bluff Face Range on a line joining Elgee Cliffs and the Burramundy Range. One of their main camping areas is near Mount House. Additional information obtained by Birdsell in 1954 shows that the Ola went down the Chapman and Durack rivers to Karunjie and to just above the New York Jump Ups, completely cutting off the Ngarinjin tribe from direct contact with the Kitja. They do not extend east to the Salmond River. They go west to Mount Hart.
Co-ordinates126°45'E x 17°0'S
Area7,800 sq. m. (20,300 sq. km.)
ReferencesKaberry, 1939; Capell, 1940; Tindale, 1953 MS; Birdsell, 1954 MS; Coaldrake, 1954 MS.
Alternative NamesWo:la, Wola, Wula, Waladjangari, Woladjangari, Woolaja, Walandjari, Wolmardai, Waringari (of Ngarinjin, general term, has implications of cannibalism; applied also to Kitja), Oladjau (name applied by Miriwung to several Ngarinjin speaking peoples), Ngarangari, Ngalangari, Ngaiangari ('top of range dwellers,' general term applied by Ngarinjin), Wardia (a horde at Ellenbrae).
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