Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Wembawemba (NSW)
LocationOn Loddon River from Kerang, Vic., north to Swan Hill; on Avoca River south to near Quambatook; northeastward to Booroorban and Moulamein, N.S.W.; near Barham; at Lake Boga and Boort, Vic. Stone lists five hordes centered at Towaninnie, Meelool Station, Lake Boga, Gonn, and Bael Bael. The horde at Gonn on the Murray River had a name Dietjenbaluk (Deitchenballuk) which Stone says meant 'always shifting' while the Melool horde had a name indicating they were a quarrelsome group.
Co-ordinates144°0'E x 35°20'S
Area3,200 sq. m. (8,300 sq. km.)
ReferencesGodfrey in Smyth, 1878; Munro in Smyth, 1878; Smyth, 1878; Curr, 1887; Fawcett in Curr, 1887; Moulamein Magistrates in Curr, 1887; Mathews, 1898 (Gr. 6468), 1902 (Gr. 6487), 1903 (Gr. 6489); Howitt, 1904; Stone, 1911; Tindale, 1938 MS, 1940; Berndt, 1947; Hercus, 1966, 1970.
Alternative Names(['wemba] = ['wamba] == ['womba] = no), Wamba-wamba (valid alternative), Wamba, Womba, Weumba, Waamba, Waimbiwaimbi, Gourrmjanyuk (horde at Lake Boga), Gorrmjanyuk.
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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