Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Wulgurukaba (QLD)
LocationOn Palm Islands and Magnetic Island; on Ross River; east nearly to Cape Cleveland; west for about 20 miles (30 km.) beyond Townsville ['wulguru] = man. Great Palm Island is called ['Burugu'man]; the last survivor of the island horde died in 1962. A large settlement of mainland people is there now.
Co-ordinates146°45'E x 19°15'S
Area1,000 sq. m. (2,600 sq. km.)
ReferencesGregroy, 1865; Cassady in Curr, 1886; Meston, 1898; Gribble, 1932; Tindale, 1940, 1963 MS, Wulili
Alternative Names['Buruku'man] (valid alternative pronunciation of island name), Korambelbara (name applied by Warakamai), Mun-ba-rah.
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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