Geawegal (NSW)

LocationNorthern tributaries of the Hunter River to Murrurundi; at Muswellbrook, Aberdeen, Scone, and Mount Royal Range. Affiliated with the coastal Worimi. The grammar and vocabulary published by Hale (1845), following Threlkeld (1834), relates principally to this tribe. The ascription of it to Kamilaroi by Hale is an unexplained error, although the languages are closely related. Hale indicated the dominance of unvoiced consonants in the two languages he studied, hence the best spelling of this tribal name could well be Keawekal or Keawaikal ('no sayers').
Co-ordinates151°0'E x 32°0'S
Area3,300 sq. m. (8,600 sq. km.)
ReferencesPeron, 1807; Threlkeld, 1834; Hale, 1845; McDonald in Ridley, 1878; Rusden in Fison and Howitt, 1880; Rankin, 1901; Howitt, 1904; Enright, 1937.
Alternative NamesKeawaikal, ['keawai] = no, Keawekal, Geawagal, Geawe-gal, Garewagal (not Gweagal, a horde of the Eora between Botany Bay and Port Jackson).