Bidia (QLD)

LocationWestern side of Thomson River and Cooper Creek, from Jundah to near Gilpeppee; east to Keeroongooloo and Canaway Range; west to Whitula Creek. Some men call themselves Biria but they must not be confused with Biria of Bowen River. Breen has heard the name as Biria (with a rolled r). They practiced circumcision as an initiatory rite.
Co-ordinates142°30'E x 25°30'S
Area4,600 sq. m. (12,000 sq. km.)
ReferencesE. Curr and Fraser in Curr, 1886; Heagney in Curr, 1886; Mathews, 1898 (Gr. 6444); Tindale, 1940, MS; Breen, 1969 MS.
Alternative NamesBiria, Birria, Piria.