Madjandji (QLD)

LocationNorth of mouth of Russell River and inland at Babinda; north toward Deeral. A small rain forest dwelling group speaking Matjai, a speech related to Kongkandji. They are close to the Wanjuru who live farther south toward Innisfail. One Idindji informant in 1963 said they were 'the same' as Ngatjan, implying they were closely related to people of that tribe. This is perhaps the Mooka tribe of Parry-Okeden; 12 on northeastern part of NE map.
Co-ordinates145°55'E x 17°20'S
Area150 sq. m. (400 sq. km.)
ReferencesParry-Okeden, 1897; Tindale, 1963 MS; Dixon, 1966, 1969 MS.
Alternative NamesMatjai (language name), Matjandji, Madyay, ? Mooka.