Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Worora (WA)
LocationAt Secure Bay and Walcott Inlet; Collier Bay to Prince Regent River; northern boundary passes up Rothsay Water, inland 25 to 30 miles (40 to 50 km.) along Princess May Ranges to Mount Hann and Mount French and cliff base of the tablelands. See detailed map for subtribal and hordal divisions. Some members of the tribe prefer [Wo'rara] as the best form of their name; it is commonly spoken so by Ngarinjin speakers.
Co-ordinates124°45'E x 15°40'S
Area4,000 sq. m. (10,400 sq. km.)
ReferencesBates, 1914; Love, 1915, 1917, 1931 MS, 1932, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1941, 1945, 1950, and MS; Basedow, 1925; Robertson, 1928; Elkin, 1930, 1933; Petri, 1939; Capell, 1940, 1956; Tindale, 1940, 1953 MS; Hernandez, 1941; Fry, 1950; Playford, 1960; Lucich, 1966 MS; Coate, 1966; Lommel, 1969.
Alternative NamesWororra, Wurara, Worrora, Worara (pronunciation of Ngarinjin speakers), Maialnga (supposed name of a northern horde but Lucich [1966 MS] could not confirm it with Worora informants).
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 AA31 Eustace Couper Black

Collection AA338 Norman Barnett Tindale

Collection AA346 Board for Anthropological Research

Collection AA357 William Delano Walker

Collection AA689 Joseph Benjamin Birdsell