Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Portaulun (SA)
LocationWestern bank of Murray River from Wood Hill to Wellington and Pomanda Point; west to Grote Hill. Indicated as 4 on southwestern portion of SE map. David Ngunaiponi who died in 1967 was the last fullblooded aboriginal of this tribe.
Co-ordinates139°15'E x 35°15'S
Area300 sq. m. (800 sq. km.)
ReferencesTaplin, 1873; Hawker, 1899; Brown, 1918; Parkhouse, 1936; Tindale, 1940, 1966 and MS; Berndt and Berndt, 1964.
Alternative NamesPutjin (valid contraction), Warawalde (a horde name), Welindjeri (a post-European horde name based on the European place name Wellington, i.e., 'belonging to Wel'), Welinyeri, Pomunda (a place name, Pomanda Point), Poomunda, Wellington tribe.
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 AA298 (South Australian Museum)

Collection AA338 Norman Barnett Tindale