Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Kalkadunga (QLD)
LocationWest of Cloncurry to Mount Isa; south to Duchess and Selwyn Range; at head of Cloncurry River; north to Glenroy. They practiced both circumcision and subincision as rites of initiation. Mackie, writing from Brighton Downs on the Diamantina placed members of this tribe too far south, in Jalanga territory.
Co-ordinates140°0'E x 20°55'S
Area6,000 sq. m. (15,600 sq. km.)
ReferencesPalmer, 1884; Urquhart, 1885; MacGillivray in Curr, 1886; Urquhart in Curr, 1886; Parry-Okeden, 1897; Roth, 1897 (two papers), 1910; Mathews, 1898 (Gr. 6417, 6464), 1899 (Gr. 6397); Mackie, 1901; Giglioli, 1911; Tindale, 1940; J. G. Breen, 1969 MS; Blake, 1969 MS.
Alternative NamesKalkatungu, Kalkatunga, Kalkutung, Kalkatongo, Kalkadun, Kulkodone, Kalkadoon, Kulkadoon, Kalkadonna, Galgadungu, Galgadung, Calcadoon, Kalkaladoona, Mantaba (Maithakari term for southern Kalkadungu), Rungkari (Maithakari, term for northern Kalkadungu), Roongkari.
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

Collection AA346 Board for Anthropological Research

Collection AA689 Joseph Benjamin Birdsell