Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Tharawal (NSW)
LocationFrom south side of Botany Bay and Port Hacking to north of Shoalhaven River. Inland to Campbelltown and Camden. Howitt (1885:811) arbitrarily applied the name Tharawal to people of the Thaua tribe who live 175 miles (280 km.) farther south.
Co-ordinates150°55'E x 34°10'S
Area450 sq. m. (1,200 sq. km.)
ReferencesCollins, 1798; Dumont D'Urville, 1832-1833; W. H. F., ca. 1840; Ridley, 1875, 1878; Mathews, 1898 (Gr. 6457, 6468), 1900 (Gr. 6579), 1901 (Gr. 6565), 1902 (Gr. 6563), 1904 (Gr. 6451), 1907 (Gr. 6520); Howitt, 1904; Giglioli, 1911; Bucknell, 1912; Capell, 1956, 1965; Australian Encyclopedia, 1958; McCarthy, 1958; Megaw, 1967.
Alternative NamesDarawa:l, Carawal (Pacific islands phonetic system, c = th), Turawal, Thurawal, Thurrawal, Thurrawall, Turuwal, Turuwul, Turrubul, Turuwull, Ta-ga-ry (['tagara] = north), Five Islands 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 AA338 Norman Barnett Tindale