Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Punthamara (QLD)
LocationOn creeks running east of Grey Range from Orient and Thargomindah north to near Quilpie; at Tobermory; on the west side of Grey Range only to Mount Margaret and Congie. Traditional movement was across the Grey Range from the west. Cameron suggests Thylungra as their locality. They practiced circumcision as a rite of male intiation, but not subincision.
Co-ordinates143°30'E x 27°25'S
Area3,200 sq. m. (8,300 sq. km.)
ReferencesMyles in Curr, 1886; Mathews, 1898 (Gr. 6444), 1905 (Gr. 6454); Cameron, 1904; Kirkham in Howitt, 1904; Tindale, 1940 and MS.
Alternative NamesBunthomarra, Buntamara, Buntamurra, Bantha-murra, Buntha-burra, Boonthamurra, Boontha Murra.
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