Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Buruna (WA)
LocationOn Yannarie River (Pindar Creek) above the edge of the coastal plain; southwest to Winning Pool and the north side of Lyndon River; east to Mount Hamlet and Maroonah; survivors now on Towera Station. They sometimes visited eastward to the Henry River but this was really Tenma territory. Some aborigines pronounce the name with an interdental d sound as ['Budna], but a group preferred ['Buruna] (tape records confirm this). Color plate 31 is relevant.
Co-ordinates115°5'E x 23°5'S
Area3,300 sq. m. (8,600 sq. km.)
ReferencesHarper in Curr, 1886; 'Yabaroo,' 1899; Brown, 1912, 1913; Bates, 1914; Radcliffe-Brown, 1930; Connelly, 1932; Tindale, 1940, 1953 MS, 1966 MS; Worms, 1953 pers. comm.; Fink, 1957 MS; Berndt, 1959; Brandenstein, 1965 MS.
Alternative NamesWati Puruna (valid alternative), Puduna (variant), Budoona, Poordoona, Peedona.
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