Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Wakawaka (QLD)
LocationNanango north to Mount Perry behind the Coast Range; west to Boyne River, upper Burnett River, and Mundubbera; at Kingaroy, Murgon, and Gayndah. The small Kaiabara tribelet of the upper Boyne River may be a horde, but could be a detached portion of the Kabikabi. See additional notes under Kaiabara. Mathew (1910, 1914, and 1926) shows a large area in the west as belonging to this tribe; actually it is Djakunda and Wulili territory.
Co-ordinates151 °45'E x 25°50'S
Area4,100 sq. m. (10,700 sq. km.)
ReferencesO'Connor in Curr, 1887; Mathew in Curr, 1887; Cameron, 1894; Shirley, 1897; Howitt, 1904; Ross in Cameron, 1904; Mathew, 1910, 1914, 1926, 1928; Mathews, 1910 (Gr. 6429); Tindale, 1940; Winterbotham, 1956 MS; Reeves and Miller, 1964.
Alternative NamesWaa (valid alternative), Wakka-wakka, Waka, Wakka, Woga, Wokka, Wakar, Wakkar, Wackar, Wakuwuka, Wogga, Wuka Wuka, ? Nukunukubara, Wapa (Kabikabi term meaning 'inlanders'), Wa:bar (applied to several tribes), Mungar (spotted gum tree people); ['waka] = no.
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 AA105 Henry Kenneth Fry

Collection AA338 Norman Barnett Tindale

Collection AA346 Board for Anthropological Research

Collection AA689 Joseph Benjamin Birdsell