Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Kurama (WA)
LocationPlateau tops of Hamersley Range, north to cliff wall looking down on valley of Fortescue River; east to Mount McCrae at western boundary of Hamersley Station; south to headwaters of Duck Creek and upper Hardey River at Rocklea. They practiced both circumcision and subincision as initiation rites. Color plate 29 is relevant.
Co-ordinates117°0'E x 22°20'S
Area3,700 sq. m. (9,600 sq. km.)
ReferencesBrown, 1912, 1913, 1914; Tindale, 1940, 1953 MS, 1966 MS; Berndt, 1959, 1964; Brandenstein, 1965 MS.
Alternative NamesJawunmara (Indjibandi term, applied also in a slightly different form to Mardudunera), Gurama, Kerama, Karama, Korama, Jana:ri (see note under Indjibandi).
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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