Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Waljen (WA)
LocationEast of Lake Raeside from Malcolm, Morgans, Laverton, and Burtville, southeast to Edjudina Soaks, n.n. ['I:tjuruna], ['tjortjor] or ['manda 'tjukur] (mopoke totem) and Lake Lightfoot; at Lake Carey; east to beyond Lake Minigwal and a native place, not fixed, called ['Winbalj]. In the 1890s they shifted south to Kalgoorlie in a general southwestward movement. To the Maduwongga and Kalamaia they were Wonggai-jungara, broadly interpreted as 'aggressive men' or 'usurpers.'
Co-ordinates122°45'E x 29°20'S
Area6,000 sq.m. (15,600 sq. km.)
ReferencesTindale, 1940, 1966 MS.
Alternative NamesKoara (means 'latecomers' and is applied to any friendly people who have moved into a new area), Waula (means 'north side'), wa: == no.
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