Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Wongaibon (NSW)
LocationHeadwaters of Bogan River; on Tigers Camp and Boggy Cowal creeks. At Narromine, Nyngan, Girilambone, Cobar, and Gilgunnia; south to Trundle, only visiting the Wiradjuri territory on the Lachlan River and Little Billabong Creek during very dry times; at Trida; west to Ivanhoe and near Neckarboo Range. The 1940 map showed an incorrectly drafted southern boundary based on the version by Mathews (1905) which included the Lachlan River where they were latecomers and trespassers.
Co-ordinates146°30'E x 32°0'S
Area27,000 sq. m. (70,000 sq. km.)
ReferencesRidley, 1873, 1875; Cameron, 1885, 1899, 1900, 1902, 1903; Balfe in Curr, 1887; Obley Magistrates in Curr, 1887; Mathews, 1896 (Gr. 6416), 1898 (Gr. 6468), 1902 (Gr. 6487), 1903 (Gr. 6481), 1904 (Gr. 6451), 1905 (Gr. 6543), 1907 (Gr. 6423); Richardson, 1899, 1910; Cameron in Howitt, 1904; Howitt, 1904; Walker, 1904; Brown, 1918; Radcliffe-Brown, 1930; Tindale, 1940, and MS; Berndt, 1947; Capell, 1956.
Alternative Names['wongai] = no, Wongaibun, Wonghibone, Wonjhibon, Wonjibone, Wongi-bone, Wonghibon, Wonghi, Wungai, Wuzai (z = substitute for ng symbol by Ridley), Wozai, Wo'yaibun (typographical error), Mudall.
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