Kurama (WA)

LocationPlateau tops of Hamersley Range, north to cliff wall looking down on valley of Fortescue River; east to Mount McCrae at western boundary of Hamersley Station; south to headwaters of Duck Creek and upper Hardey River at Rocklea. They practiced both circumcision and subincision as initiation rites. Color plate 29 is relevant.
Co-ordinates117°0'E x 22°20'S
Area3,700 sq. m. (9,600 sq. km.)
ReferencesBrown, 1912, 1913, 1914; Tindale, 1940, 1953 MS, 1966 MS; Berndt, 1959, 1964; Brandenstein, 1965 MS.
Alternative NamesJawunmara (Indjibandi term, applied also in a slightly different form to Mardudunera), Gurama, Kerama, Karama, Korama, Jana:ri (see note under Indjibandi).
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