Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Wanman (WA)
LocationSouth to McKay Range and Lake Disappointment; west to near Wadurara on Rudall River, north to Lake Dora, Mendidjildjil, and the unlocalized place ['Karbardi] near 12340'E x 210'S; east to Lakes George, Wooloomber, Auld, and the northern portion of Lake Disappointment. Their southern boundary was at the change from porcupine grass (Triodia) plains to the dense mulga (Acacia aneura) of the Kartudjara country. In drought they went to Karbardi and Pulburukuritji on the northwestern border of their country, and to Kalamilji on the Rudall River.
Co-ordinates123°20'E x 22°10'S
Area9,400 sq. m. (24,400 sq. km.)
ReferencesWorms, 1952 (in letter), 1958; Tindale, 1953 MS, 1957, 1963; Birdsell, 1954 MS; O'Grady in Capell, 1956; Berndt, 1959, 1964.
Alternative NamesWanmanba (Mandjildjara term), Wanmin, Nanidjara (derisive term applied by others, including the Kartudjara; the Wanman themselves apply it to the Nangatara), Nenidjara, Njanidjara, Warumala (Mangala term; a general term in this part of Western Australia which has a meaning related to 'foreigner' also 'stranger').
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