Korindji (NT)

LocationOn headwaters of Victoria River south from Munjan (Mount Sanford Station) and Tjalwa or Longreach Waterhole, extending westward to G.B. Rockhole (n.n. ['Loma]) and east to Bullock Creek and Camfield River; at Wave Hill. On Cattle Creek in the southeast they meet the Mutpura. They do not go east into the parallel sandhill country. Their southern boundary lies near Hooker Creek (n.n. ['O:lajai]). Mackay (1959 MS) maps the name Manu, otherwise identified with the Wandjira, as in Korindji tribal area. In the Karaman language ['kori] = west-the present tribal name may therefore once have meant 'westerners'; no other has been suggested.
Co-ordinates130°40'E x 17°40'S
Area8,400 sq. m. (21,800 sq. km.)
ReferencesMathews, 1900 (Gr. 6575); Berndt, 1944 MS, 1965; Tindale, 1953 MS; Meggitt, 1955.
Alternative NamesGuirindji, Gurindji, Garundji, Koorangie.