Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Njunga (WA)
LocationFrom Young River east to Israelite Bay along the coast and inland for about 30 miles (50 km.), with a disputed area between Point Malcolm and a native place called ['Ka:p'kidja'kidj], at the northern end of Israelite Bay, claimed also by the Ngadjunmaia. These people had begun to accept circumcision but not subincision and had separated from hordes west of Young River who refused to undergo the rite and preferred the name Wudjari, although they also used on occasion the eastern name Nunga. The two have been mapped as separate tribes on the authority of several old men still living, including Murray Newman, now over eighty years of age. Many of the people had been taken by Bishop Salvado to the mission at New Norcia long before my chief informant was born and they had never returned; some descendants are now at Goomalling. References are combined with those for Wudjari.
Co-ordinates122°10'E x 33°45'S
Area5,100 sq. m. (13,300 sq. km.)
Alternative Names(See Wudjari for references, etc.)
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