Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Ongkarango (WA)
LocationNortheastern side of King Sound from east side of Stokes Bay north to Crawford Bay and the eastern islands of the sound from Helpman Island to Caffarelli; not on inshore islands east of Byron Island. On mainland they went inland only for about 10 miles (15 km.). They were more a land-dwelling people than their raft-using neighbors, the Umede, but they visited Helpman Island on rafts made of light mangrove poles and also visited Wilima, an island at the mouth of Meda River directly off Warwa territory.
Co-ordinates123°30'E x 16°35'S
Area400 sq. m. (1,000 sq. km.)
ReferencesTindale, 1953 MS; Coate, 1966.
Alternative NamesOngkarang (valid alternative), O:kwata (language name), Unggarangi.
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.

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