Kuungkari (QLD)

LocationOn Thomson and Cooper (Barcoo) rivers west to Jundah; north to Westland and near Longreach; east to Avington, Blackall, and Terrick Terrick; south on the western flank of the Grey Range to Cheviot Range, Powell Creek, and Welford. There are large areas of open grass country. Not to be confused with the Kunggari of the upper Nebine Creek. They did not practice circumcision. There were at least five hordes with names terminating in [-bara] and [-mari], meaning men. The men of Jundah area today prefer the pronunciation ['Ku:ngka'ri], others use the accepted version; other valid variations are ['Kunghari] and ['Ku:ngka:i].
Co-ordinates144°20'E x 24°35'S
Area14,000 sq. m. (36,400 sq. km.)
ReferencesHeagney in Curr, 1886; Ahern in Curr, 1887; Dudley in Curr, 1887; Hyde in Curr, 1887; Powell in Curr, 1887; Mathews, 1898 (Gr. 6444); Howitt, 1904; Kelly, 1935; Tindale, 1940 and MS; Breen, 1969 MS.
Alternative NamesKoonkerri, Kunggari, Kungeri, Koongerri, Torraburri (horde), Yankibura (horde), Yangeeberra, Mokaburra (horde), Tarawalla (name given to eastern dialect).