Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Weraerai (NSW)
LocationNorth side of Gwydir River from Moree to Bingara; northward to Warialda and Gilgil Creek; west to Garah. At Yallaroi; on Macintyre River from Inverell to north of Wallangra. The horde at Blue Nobby (Djinibal) was considered to be a separate tribe by MacPherson. Because of a blunder by Fraser (1892) it has been confused with a different tribe, Ualarai of the Narran River.
Co-ordinates150°30'E x 29°20'S
Area4,100 sq. m. (10,700 sq. km.)
ReferencesRidley, 1861, 1873; Barlow, 1873; Greenway in Ridley, 1878; Honery in Ridley, 1878; Fraser, 1892; Meston, 1892 MS; Mathews, 1898 (Gr. 6468), 1903 (Gr. 6489); Bootle, 1899; Gipps in Thomas, 1900-1901; Greenway, 1901; McGuire, 1901, 1902; MacPherson, 1904; Richardson, 1904; Tindale, 1940; Wurm, 1963.
Alternative Names['wirai] = ['werai] = no, Wiraiarai, Weraiari, Wirri-Wirri, Wirra:arai, Warlarai, Wolroi, Wolleri, Waholari, Wolaroo, Walarai, Juwalarai, Walari, Wolaroi, Woolaroi, Ginniebal (read g as dj), ? Mooran Mooran.
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