Gunindiri

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

Language

Gunindiri is classified as one of the Garawan languages.

Country

According to Norman Tindale, the Gunindiri had some 5,500 sq. miles of territory on the Barkly Tableland, along the headwaters of the Calvert,Robinson and Nicholson rivers. Their southwestern extension was at Anthony Lagoon. Cresswell Downs was on Gunindiri land as was Fish Waterhole.

Alternative names

  • Goonanderry.
  • Leecundundeerie.
  • Cundundeerie.
  • Kunandra.

Notes

    Citations

      Sources

      • Basedow, Herbert (1907). Anthropological notes on the Western Coastal tribes of the Northern Territory of South Australia. Journal of the Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia. 31. pp. 1–62.
      • Stretton, W. G. (1893). "Customs, rites and superstitions of the aboriginal tribes of the Gulf of Carpentaria" (PDF). Journal of the Royal Geographical Society of Australia (Adelaide Branch). 17: 227–253.
      • Tindale, Norman Barnett (1974). "Kunindiri (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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