Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Wurango (NT)
LocationWestern end of Cobourg Peninsula. [Iji] and ['Ja:lo] are probably older subtribal or hordal designations, the former at the western end of Cobourg Peninsula, and the latter at Port Essington, Earl (1846;242) gives evidence of early nineteenth-century tribal pressures and movements from the south.
Co-ordinates132°5'E x ll°15'S
Area500 sq. m. (1,300 sq. km.)
ReferencesEarl, 1846; Pasco in Curr, 1886; Giglioli, 1911; Jennison, 1927 and MS; Jennison in Tindale, 1940; Sweeney, 1939; Berndt and Berndt, 1951.
Alternative NamesWurrunga, Wurrango, Wuru:ku, U:ru:ku, Auwulwarwak, Wa:reidbug, Woreidbug, Warooko, Ja:lo (['ja:lo] = no), Yarlo, ? Limba-Karadjee (but see Iwaidja).
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