Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Wirdinja (WA)
LocationRobertson Range west to Ophthalmia Range; at Sylvania, Mundiwindi, Murramunda, and Jiggalong; south to heads of Ashburton and Ethel rivers; east along Savory Creek; eastern boundary not well established.
Co-ordinates120°20'E x 23°50'S
Area6,200 sq. m. (16,100 sq. km.)
ReferencesBrown, 1912, 1913; Bates, 1914; Connelly, 1932; Tindale, 1940, 1966 MS; Epling, 1953 MS; Brandenstein, 1966 MS.
Alternative NamesWirdinya, Woordinya, Jabura (basic meaning north), Mardo (means initiated man, i.e., circumcised and subincised. This name was a trap to J. Epling [1953 MS] and to myself on the 1940 map).
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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