Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Walangama (QLD)
LocationOn Carron River and Walker Creek; west to Maggieville and Normanton; east to Croydon; south to head of Belmore Creek; north to Stirling keeping south of the Gilbert River. They are sometimes called ['Karan] because of their living in the scrublands. Sharp (1938) associated them with a name Okerkila. Roth (1897) recorded a late movement toward Normanton; in recent years they have joined the Araba and moved north to Vanrook where they live with the Kunggara. In post-European times Jangaa from the head of the Gilbert River moved into areas vacated by this tribe. The Bugulmara also were displaced by this shift.
Co-ordinates141°55'E x l7°40'S
Area3,200 sq. m. (8,300 sq. km.)
ReferencesArmit, Pogndestre and Palmer in Curr, 1886; Roth, 1897 (2 papers); Mathews, 1899 (Gr. 6445); Dutton, 1904; Tindale, 1938 MS, 1940, 1963 MS; Davidson, 1938.
Alternative NamesWollangama, Wollongurmee, Wollangama, Wallankammer, Wallenkammer, Wahlongman, Karan (scrublanders).
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