Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Wakaman (QLD)
LocationHead of Lynd River; north to Mungana and the vicinity of Chillagoe; east to Almaden and the Dividing Range, keeping in the low country; west to Dagworth; south to Mount Surprise (near Brooklands); at Crystalbrook and Bolwarra. Dixon combines this tribe with the Ewamin, whose discrete territory is southeast of Georgetown. He demonstrates that their languages are closely similar, if not identical, but statements of aborigines seem to make clear that they are separate. Parry-Okeden listed this tribe twice with different spellings, presumably from different sources unless one is intended for the Ewamin.
Co-ordinates144°15'E x 17°30'S
Area4,800 sq. m. (12,500 sq. km.)
ReferencesParry-Okeden, 1897; Mathews, 1898 (gr. 6464), 1899 (Gr. 6445), 1900 (Gr. 6524, 6559); Richards, 1926; Sharp, 1938; Tindale, 1940; 1963 MS; Dixon, 1966, 1969 MS.
Alternative NamesWagaman, Wakkamon, Warkaman, Warkeeman, Warkeemin, Warkamin, Warkemon, Warkeemon, Wataman, Okenyika ( a horde), Tjapatja (a horde).
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.

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