Idindji (QLD)

LocationDeeral north to Gordonvale and Edmonton; inland to Lake Barrine; a lowland strip fronting Lambs Range from Gordonvale north to near Cairns; the northernmost mountain area claimed as from olden times is Lambs Head, n.n. ['Waru'ka:bunda]; east to Prior Range crest. Rain forest dwellers. In postcontact times a breakaway group shifted to Redlynch and began to call themselves Djumbandji. They usurped part of Buluwai territory; 9 on NE part of NE map.
Co-ordinates145°45'E x 17°10'S
Area400 sq. m. (1,000 sq. km.)
ReferencesMeston, 1889; Gribble, 1897; Parry-Okeden, 1897; Roth, 1910; Tindale, 1938 MS, 1940, 1963 MS, 1972 MS; McConnel, 1939-40; Sharp, 1939; Worms, 1950; Winterbotham, 1956; Dixon, 1966.
Alternative NamesYidindji, Yidindyi, Yidin, Idi: (short form used by Idindji), Idin, Idinji, Itti, Yettingie, Bolambi (name of a onetime dominant male of this tribe), Yellingie (presumed misreading of Yettingie), Mulgrave River dialect (Meston), Charroogin, Maiara (horde name), Myarah, Maimbi (horde), Djumbandji (see comment above), Jumbandjie.