Jitajita (NSW)

LocationNorthern side of Lachlan River from near Booligal - to vicinity of Balranald, west to Carrawathal. A survivor in 1950 who spoke during a reenactment of the Sturt Expedition used the term ['Jita'jita] but also varied his pronunciation to ['Hita'hita]. Evidently they were closely related to the Muthimuthi (which see).
Co-ordinates144°0'E x 33°45'S
Area4,800 sq. m. (12,600 sq. km.)
ReferencesSmyth, 1878; Macdonald in Curr, 1886 (note correction in his list of errata, vol. 3); Cameron in Mathews, 1898; Mathews, 1898 (Gr. 6468), 1908 (Gr. 6460); Cameron, 1899; Larmer, 1899; Howitt, 1904; Giglioli, 1911; Tindale, 1940; Berndt, 1947; Clayton, on 5AN radio station, 10 January 1950.
Alternative NamesIta-ita, Ithi-ithi, Iti-iti, Eethie-Eethie, Eethee Eethee, Eetha-eetha, Yetho, Yit-tha, Yitsa, ['Hiða hiða] (['jita] = ['i:ta] = no), Tjuop (valid alternative).