Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Undanbi (QLD)
LocationCoastal strip along Coolum Beach and Moreton Bay from Noosa Heads south to mouth of Brisbane River; in the Pine River district; inland only for about 10 miles (16 km.); at the Glasshouse Mountains; on Bribie Island. The Brisbane horde was extinct by 1860 according to A. Meston, but Westaway indicates some were living in 1883 at Mooloolaba. They also shared a language name called Turubul with the Jagara tribe of the Lower Brisbane River. This is the tribe whose language was called Dippil by Ridley. Tom Petrie is said to have spoken chiefly Undanbi. The northernmost horde, I learned in 1938, was the ['I:nabara].
Co-ordinates153°5'E x 26°55'S
Area900 sq. m. (2,300 sq. km.)
ReferencesRidley in Lang, 1861; Ridley, 1866; Mueller, 1882; Ridley in Curr, 1887; Westaway and Landsborough in Curr, 1887; Meston 1892, 1905, 1924; Mathews, 1898 (Gr. 6444), 1900 (Gr. 6566), 1910 (Gr. 6470); Dutton, 1904; Tindale, 1938 MS, 1940; Winterbotham, 1956 MS.
Alternative NamesUndumbi (['dan] = man), Oondumbi, Mooloola (name of a river), Turrubul (language name), Turrbul, Churrabool, Djindubari (horde on Bribie Island), Djuadubari, Jooaduburrie, Bo-oobera, Dippil (language term applied to this and sometimes to the Kabikabi tribes people-a general term in southeastern Queensland.)
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