The Gambalang were an indigenous Australian people of the Northern Territory.


Norman Tindale estimate their tribal territory as covering some 600 square miles (1,600 km2) On the coast between Hawkesbury Point and Junction Bay. Their inland extension ran to about 25 miles (40 km) as far as Table Hill.[1] To their east across the estuary opening out into the Arafura Sea were the Gunavidji, the Gungorogone lay southeast, while the Gunwinggu were to their immediate south, on the west bank of the Liverpool River.[2]

Notable people

Alternative names

  • Gunbalang[4]
  • Gunbulan
  • Walang[1]



    1. Tindale 1974, p. 225.
    2. Hiatt 1965, p. 1.
    3. Long 2016.
    4. Hiatt 1965, pp. 1–2.


    • Hiatt, L. R. (1965). Kinship and conflict: a study of an aboriginal community in northern Arnhem Land (pdf). Australian National University Press.
    • "New Michael Long sports academy using football to improve lives and communities". 19 January 2016.
    • Tindale, Norman Barnett (1974). "Gambalang (NT)". Aboriginal Tribes of Australia: Their Terrain, Environmental Controls, Distribution, Limits, and Proper Names. Australian National University. ISBN 978-0-708-10741-6.
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