Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Watta (NT)
LocationOn eastern bank of South Alligator River, an inland tribe (Spencer). East to the headwaters of the East Alligator River. They are the southeasternmost of the noncircumcising people in the Northern Territory.
Co-ordinates132°45'E x 13°15'S
Area3,500 sq. m. (5,500 sq. km.)
ReferencesEarl, 1846; Giglioli, 1911; Spencer, 1914; Elkin, Berndt and Berndt, 1951; Capell, 1963.
Alternative NamesWada, Wad:a, ? Wadjigi:n, ? Marigianbirik (general term).
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