Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Warakamai (QLD)
LocationCoast at Halifax Bay; inland to the slope of the Coast Range; north to Ingham and Lucinda Point; south to the Black River 20 miles (32 km.) north of Townsville. Seven hordes are listed by Cassady (1886).
Co-ordinates146°15'E x 18°55'S
Area600 sq. m. (1,600 sq. km.)
ReferencesReeves in Fison and Howitt, 1880; Cassady and Johnstone in Curr, 1886; Giglioli, 1911; Tindale, 1940; Doolan, 1964 MS; Dixon, 1966.
Alternative NamesWaragamai, Wargamay, Wargamaygan, Bungabara (name of one of seven hordes), Ikelbara (a horde name), Herbert River tribe.
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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