Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Wakabunga (QLD)
LocationUpper Leichhardt River and Gunpowder Creek. They are related to the Kalkadunga and ranged as far west as Morstone and head of Gregory Creek. Breen has heard the accepted version of their name.
Co-ordinates139°10'E x 19°40'S
Area4,900 sq. m. (12,700 sq. km.)
ReferencesUrquhart and O'Reilley in Curr, 1886; Parry-Okeden, 1897; Roth, 1897; Tindale, 1940, 1963 MS; Breen, 1969 MS.
Alternative NamesWorkabunga (used in 1940 edition), Workoboongo, Wakobungo, Waukaboonia, Waggabundi (name of a cattle ranch), Waggaboonyah (Spelling adopted for mountain range), Kabikabi (a valid alternative name heard in discussion among a mixed group of old men at Mornington Island).
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