Amangu (WA)

LocationAt Champion Bay; from Chapman River and the southern vicinity of Geraldton south to Hill River; inland to near Mullewa, Morawa, and Carnamah. Southeastern boundary not well defined, somewhere north of Moora. Note that Foley (1865) gives the term 'am-manjo' as meaning man; my sole informant thought ['amangu] was proper. Attempts were made in postcontact times to introduce circumcision but with little success.
Co-ordinates115°30'E x 29°20'S
Area10,100 sq. m. (26,200 sq. km.)
ReferencesFoley in Oldfield, 1865; Goldsworthy in Curr, 1886; Tindale, 1940, 1966 MS.
Alternative Names['amangu] = man, Jing ('ing = 'jing = no), Amangu, Emangu (valid variant with indeterminate initial vowel), Amandyo, Geraldton tribe, Merenji (of Widi tribe), Ying, Champion Bay tribe.