Danggali (SA)

LocationPlains southwest of Broken Hill from near Tandou Lake, southwestward to Mount Bryan and Burra Creek, northwest of Morgan, So. Aust., chiefly in the more arid country extending generally eastward to within a few miles of the Darling River. Richards (1903) considered Nanja to be a Maraura man and formerly I accepted this, but it is probably more correct to consider his horde as part of the Danggali. They depended for much of the year on water from the roots of water mallee trees but came in to the Anabranch of the Darling in dry times. Eyre (1845) gives the general term Paritke for these scrub dwellers west and northwest of the Murray. Their language name was Jakumban and they extended eastward to the Darling. They were known farther east as the Jokajoka or Jakojako, a term based on ['ja:ko] their word for 'no.' Richardson indicated them as extending westward, presumably in the scrub country north of the Murray, as far as North West Bend (see further note under heading of Ngaiawang tribe in South Australia). In my 1940 work the territory of the Milpulo was incorrectly included as part of the Danggali tribal area.
Co-ordinates140°45'E x 33°15'S
Area9,800 sq. m. (25,500 sq. km.)
ReferencesEyre, 1845; Bonney, 1884; Reid in Curr, 1886; Cudmore, 1894; Mathews, 1898 (Gr. 6464); Richards, 1903; Howitt, 1904; Tindale, 1940, 1941, and MS.
Alternative NamesTungarlee, Tung-arlee, Dthang-gaa-lee, Dthang'gka (means upland), Dthang'gha, Paritke, Paridke, Momba (place name and location of one of four reported hordes), Nanja (name of a horde and a man of this tribe), Nanjara (horde name, best form), Nonnia, Nganya, 'Scotia blacks,' Nju:wiki (horde name), Yakumban, Yakkumbata, Yakayok, Jakojako, Jokajoka, Yokka Yokka, Yaak-yakko.