Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Talandji (WA)
LocationAlong the Ashburton River from the coast to Nanutarra, Boolaloo, and the lower Henry River. They neither circumcise nor subincise. Their extension to the coast at Exmouth Gulf is probably all due to late migration, the postcontact position was shown on the first edition of my map. An ultimate water supply base on the coast was an onshore fresh water spring or springs at ['Pi:ltan], now within the township area of Onslow.
Co-ordinates115°10'E x 22°25'S
Area4,500 sq. m. (11,700 sq. km.)
References'Yabaroo,' 1899; Brown, 1912, 1913; Bates, 1914; Radcliffe-Brown, 1929, 1930; Connelly, 1932; Fowler, 1940; Tindale, 1940, 1953 MS, 1966 MS; Davidson and McCarthy, 1957; Fink, 1957 MS; Australian Encyclopedia, 1958; Berndt, 1959; Brandenstein, 1965 MS; A.I.A.S. report, 1966.
Alternative NamesTalanji, Talanjee, Dalandji, Talaindji (valid alternative), Talainji, Tallainji, Dalaindji, Djalendi, Talandi, Tallainga (? Misprint), Dalangi (g = dj).
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