Inggarda (WA)

LocationCoast at northern end of Shark Bay between Gascoyne and Wooramel rivers; inland to near Red Hill and Gascoyne Junction. The inland hordes were sometimes called ['Kurudandi] which may have been the original of the station name Coordewandy which lies just east of their presently claimed border. Oldfield (1865) stated that the people of this tribe practiced circumcision as a male initiatory rite, using a sharp flint; this is denied by present-day men who said only the Wadjari people farther inland had this practice. It is possible that the Kurudandi hordes at one time were beginning to adopt the rites. They did not claim the flood plain of the Cascoyne which was Mandi territory. There are further notes under the tribal heading Wadjari which are relevant to this tribe.
Co-ordinates114°45'E x 25°15'S
Area4,200 sq. m. (10,900 sq. km.)
ReferencesOldfield, 1865; Barlee in Curr, 1886; Richardson, 1900; Gribble, 1903; Giglioli, 1911; Connelly, 1932; Fowler, 1940; Tindale, 1940, 1953 MS, 1966 MS; Australian Encyclopedia, 1958; Berndt, 1959, 1964; Brandenstein, 1965 MS.
Alternative NamesIngarda, Inggadi, Angaardi, Angaardie, Ingada, Ingara, Ingarra, Ingarrah, Ingra, Ingadi, Inparra ('p' is probably misprint for 'g'), Kakarakala (general term incorporating the word Kakarula meaning 'east' at Shark Bay; name applied to several tribes on Gascoyne River), Kurudandi (eastern hordes), Jaburu ('northerners,' name used by a southern Wadjari man).