LocationWestern MacDonnell Ranges from Mount Russell east to near Mount Zeil; north to southern vicinity of central Mount Wedge and Lake Bennett, south to Mounts Solitary and Udor; at Haast Bluff and Mounts Liebig and Peculiar. Because of an epidemic most of them died between 1932 and 1940, and their country was then usurped by Pintubi and Ngalia hordes; some surviving children passed to the Kukatja. Roheim used a term Ngatatara for this tribe. It is the name by which they are often known to the Kukatja. It must be noted that C. Berndt (1965:243) gave an alternative spelling Ngadadjara-the same she sometimes uses for the people of the Warburton Ranges in Western Australia. This could be a trap for those who do not know that the names relate to entirely distinct peoples separated by a distance of 400 miles (650 km.). Color plates 22, 38, and 42 are relevant.
Co-ordinates131°20'E x 23°20'S,
Area4,900 sq. m. (12,700 sq. km.)
ReferencesC. Strehlow, 1910; Tindale, 1932, 1933, 1936 MS, 1940 MS, 1940, 1951 MS, 1956 MS; Roheim, 1933; Fry, 1934; C. Berndt, 1965.
Alternative NamesYumu, Pa:kulja, Ngatatara (language term applied to them by the Kukatja, because they say ['ngada] or ['ngata] where other people would use the word ['nangata]), Ngadadjara (of C. Berndt in part).
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