Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Weilwan (NSW)
LocationSouthern side of Barwon River from Brewarrina to Walgett; south along Marra Creek and the Castlereagh, Marthaguy, and Macquarie rivers; south to Quambone and to near Coonamble. One of the several hordes of the Weilwan was the Waiabara. The Kawambarai (Koinberi) on upper Castlereagh River and on part of Liverpool Plains were a distinct tribe not recognized in my 1940 work. Color plate 8 is relevant.
Co-ordinates147°40'E x 30°30'S
Area5,000 sq. m. (13,000 sq. km.)
ReferencesBunce, 1856; Ridley, 1861, 1873, 1875; Honery in Ridley, 1878; Curr, 1886; Fraser in Threlkeld, 1892; Mathews, 1898 (Gr. 6468), 1903 (Gr. 6481); Quinn, 1897; Richardson, 1899, 1900, 1904, 1910; Giglioli, 1911; Bucknell, 1912; Radcliffe-Brown, 1930; Tindale, 1940; Elkin, 1945; Berndt, 1947; Capell, 1956; Wurm, 1963.
Alternative NamesWailwan, Wilwan, Wallwan, Wailwun (['weil] = ['wail] = no), Wilawun, Weilwun, Waal-won, Wile Wan, Wali, Waljwan, Ngiumba (name of language), Wahoon (misprint).
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