Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Wik-kalkan (QLD)
LocationCoast north of Cape Keerweer; 4 on NE map. Shortly before her death McConnel informed me that she had found a note suggesting that Wik-kalkan was the proper name of this tribe; the term Wikngatara means 'my language' and was applied by her in error.
Co-ordinates141°40'E x 13°50'S
Area300 sq. m. (800 sq. km.)
ReferencesMcConnel, 1939-1940, 1950, 1953, and verb. comm.; Tindale, 1940; Thomson, 1946; Simmons, Graydon and Gajdusek, 1958; Capell, 1963.
Alternative NamesWik-ngatara (erroneous term), Wik Alkan, Wik-kalkin, Wik-natara, Algan, Ngadara.
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