Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Pibelmen (WA)
LocationLower Blackwood River; chiefly on the hills in country between the Blackwood and Warren rivers; east to Gardner River and Broke Inlet; on Scott River; inland to Manjimup and Bridgetown.
Co-ordinates115°50'E x 34°20'S
Area3,100 sq. m. (8,100 sq. km.)
ReferencesNind, 1832; Gifford in Curr, 1886; Graham in Curr, 1886; Mathews, 1910 (Gr. 6516); Giglioli, 1911; Bates, 1915, 1923, 1927; Tindale, 1940, 1966 MS; O'Grady, 1957 MS; Australian Encyclopedia, 1958; P.L.W.A. MS doc. 436; Bussell, MS; P.L.W.A. doc. 1648A; Nina Layman, undated MS (typescript).
Alternative NamesPepelman, Peopleman, Piblemen (misprint in 1940 edition), Bibulman, Bibulmun, Bibu:lmoun, Bibbulmun, Bebleman (MS), Pibilum (means stingray), Bibilum (MS), Meeraman (of Koreng), Murram (ofMinang), Bajongwongi (a language name).
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 AA23 Daisy May Bates

Collection AA338 Norman Barnett Tindale