Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Wikmunkan (QLD)
LocationFrom Holroyd River north to Archer River; inland. This is the dominant Wik tribe; the Wikianji and Ajabakan (Bakanu) are said to be southern small tribes in process of separating from the rest of the Wik- group and carry the overall tribal area to the Edward River. Rev. W. F. MacKenzie refers to 'Wikmungken'-speaking people called Minungkum whose territory is about 12 miles (19 km.) inland below Cape Keerweer and the Kendall River in an area 8 by 10 miles (12 by 16 km.) locally known as 'Ti-Tree.' This has been listed as a separate small Wik-tribe in this work.
Co-ordinates142°50'E x 13°50'S
Area3,200 sq. m. (8,300 sq. km.)
ReferencesMcConnel, 1930, 1931, 1939-1940, 1950, 1953; Thomson, 1933, 1935, 1936, 1938, 1946; Tindale, 1940, 1963 MS; Worms, 1950; Simmons, Graydon and Gajdusek, 1958; MacKenzie, 1960 MS; Homans and Schneider, 1962; Needham, 1962, 1963 (2 papers); Berndt, 1963; Pittman et al., 1964; Sayers and Godfrey, 1964; Jackes, 1969.
Alternative NamesMunkanj (valid variant), Munkan, Munkanu (Ajabatha term), Munkanj (Gilbert River term), Monkanu, Munggano, Wikmungkan, Wikmungken, Wik Mongkan, Wik Monkan, Wik-Mungken, Wik-Mongken, Munggan ['mungkan]-hill or mountain in several languages.
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 AA105 Henry Kenneth Fry

Collection AA338 Norman Barnett Tindale

Collection AA346 Board for Anthropological Research

Collection AA689 Joseph Benjamin Birdsell

Collection AA91 Frank John Fenner