Kalkadunga (QLD)

LocationWest of Cloncurry to Mount Isa; south to Duchess and Selwyn Range; at head of Cloncurry River; north to Glenroy. They practiced both circumcision and subincision as rites of initiation. Mackie, writing from Brighton Downs on the Diamantina placed members of this tribe too far south, in Jalanga territory.
Co-ordinates140°0'E x 20°55'S
Area6,000 sq. m. (15,600 sq. km.)
ReferencesPalmer, 1884; Urquhart, 1885; MacGillivray in Curr, 1886; Urquhart in Curr, 1886; Parry-Okeden, 1897; Roth, 1897 (two papers), 1910; Mathews, 1898 (Gr. 6417, 6464), 1899 (Gr. 6397); Mackie, 1901; Giglioli, 1911; Tindale, 1940; J. G. Breen, 1969 MS; Blake, 1969 MS.
Alternative NamesKalkatungu, Kalkatunga, Kalkutung, Kalkatongo, Kalkadun, Kulkodone, Kalkadoon, Kulkadoon, Kalkadonna, Galgadungu, Galgadung, Calcadoon, Kalkaladoona, Mantaba (Maithakari term for southern Kalkadungu), Rungkari (Maithakari, term for northern Kalkadungu), Roongkari.