Dainggati (NSW)

LocationFrom about Point Lookout south to the MacLeay River headwaters and about Mount Royal Range; inland to Dividing Range and Walcha; east to crests of coast ranges. According to MacPherson the southwestern area around Walcha and Ingleba was occupied by the 'Himberrong,' which seems to have been a horde. Radcliffe-Brown called this horde Amberu and considered it and the Burgadi to be separate tribes. Henderson's account (1851:2, 96-180) gives a picture of the people of the area of this tribe in the 1830s. The name Yunggai represents a problem. It seems to be equivalent to this tribe but Mathews (1897:169; Gr. 6567) groups Dainggati with the coastal tribes rather than with the New England Anaiwan. Additional data would be most useful in this area.
Co-ordinates151°50'E x 31°5'S
Area3,500 sq. m. (9,100 sq. km.)
ReferencesHenderson, 1851; B---, 1897; Mathews, 1897 (Gr. 6567), 1898 (Gr. 6468), 1900 (Gr. 5624), 1901 (Gr. 6502), 1904 (Gr. 6451); MacPherson, 1904; Radcliffe-Brown, 1929, 1930; Enright, 1937, 1939; Tindale, 1940, and MS; Walker, 1964 MS; Holmer, 1966; See, 1968; Holmer and Holmer, 1969.
Alternative NamesDjaingadi, Dang-getti, Danghetti, Danggadi, Dhangatty, Thangatti, Thangatty, Dangati, Dangadi, Yuungai, Yunggai, Tangetti, Tang-gette, Burugardi (inland horde), Burgadi, Boorkutti, Nulla Nulla, Amberu (see above), Himberrong, Jang (coastal name for this tableland tribe, meaning 'bad folk'), Yung.