Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Watiwati (VIC)
LocationMurray River between a point 15 miles (24 km.) above Murrumbidgee Junction and Swan Hill; at Piangil; extending northward to about Moolpa, N.S.W. According to Cameron, the name Narinari is also applied to this tribe but there is some evidence to show they are separate peoples. According to Stone, the Wembawemba called the dialect of the Watiwati tribe Burrea.
Co-ordinates143°25'E x 35°5'S
Area2,000 sq. m. (5,200 sq. km.)
ReferencesRobinson, 1846 MS; Beveridge, 1862, 1884, 1889; Smyth, 1878; Howitt, 1883, 1904; Cameron, 1885, 1903; Beveridge in Curr, 1887; Curr, 1887; Macredie in Curr, 1887; Fraser in Threlkeld, 1892; Mathews, 1898 (Gr. 6464, 6468), 1908 (Gr. 6460); Stone, 1911; Mathew, 1911, 1928; Brown, 1918; Robertson, 1928; Donaldson, 1956 MS.
Alternative NamesWathiwathi (wati = no), Watthiwatthi, Wattewatte, Watty-watty, Wotti-wotti, Withaija, Wohdi Wohdi, Woani (means 'man'), Woonyi, Dacournditch (horde between Tyntynder and Swan Hill), Biangil (place name Piangil).
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 AA105 Henry Kenneth Fry

Collection AA338 Norman Barnett Tindale