Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Wambaia (NT)
LocationSouth side of Barkly tableland; west to Eva Downs; at Anthony Lagoon; to Mount Morgan in east; Alroy Downs in south; at Corella Lake, Brunette Downs, and Alexandria; along Brunette and Creswell Creeks.
Co-ordinates135°35'E x 18°35'S
Area8,100 sq. m. (21,100 sq. km.)
ReferencesLindsay, 1890; Mathews, 1898 (Gr. 6417), 1899 (Gr. 6445), 1900 (Gr. 6491, 6524, 6575), 1905 (Gr. 6454, 6543), 1907 (Gr. 6513, 6580), 1908 (Gr. 6496, 6578); Spencer and Gillen, 1904, 1912; Power in Basedow, 1907; Spencer, 1914; Radcliffe-Brown, 1930; Lockwood, 1962; Capell, 1965; Yallop, 1969.
Alternative NamesWombaia, Wambaja, Wampaja (of Iliaura), Wonbaia, Wom-by-a, Wombya, Yumpia, Umbaia, Umbia.
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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