Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Wongkanguru (SA)
LocationOn Stevenson Creek north to Mount Dare; at Blood Creek; east on Macumba Creek; on lower Finke River; in southern portion of Arunta (Simpson) Desert; southeast to Kallakoopah Creek and the Warburton; at Atna Hill. Tradition indicates the Wongkanguru were displaced south by the Wongkamala, and themselves forced the Dieri to shift southward.
Co-ordinates137°10'E x 26°40'S
Area14,000 sq. m. (36,400 sq. km.)
ReferencesGason, 1874; Paull in Curr, 1886; Helms, 1896; Mathews, 1900 (Gr. 6526, 6448); Howitt, 1904; Howitt and Siebert, 1904; Spencer and Gillen, 1904; Eylmann, 1908; Strehlow, 1910; Spencer, 1912; Home and Aiston, 1924; Basedow, 1925; Elkin, 1931; Tindale in Fenner, 1936; Tindale, 1934 MS, 1940, 1941, 1956 MS, 1957 MS; Wakerley in Berndt, 1941; Finlayson, 1958; Wurm, 1963; Yallop, 1969.
Alternative NamesWangkanguru (Jangkundjara pronunciation), Wongkongaru, Wonkanguru, Wonkonguru, Ongkongura, Wongkaooroo, Wonkgongaru, Wonkongaru, Wonkaoora, Wongonooroo, Wonkongnuru, Wonkagnurra, Wonkanooroo, Unganoora, Kanguru (short form of their name), Gongaru, Partama (name given by Kukatja), Wingkungira (Iliaura name).
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 AA108 Francis James Gillen

Collection AA207 Franz Xavier Carl Wilhelm Martin

Collection AA266 Johann Georg Reuther

Collection AA298 (South Australian Museum)

Collection AA338 Norman Barnett Tindale

Collection AA346 Board for Anthropological Research

Collection AA64 Harold More Cooper

Collection AA824 Anthropological Society of SA

Collection AA93 Hedley Herbert Finlayson