Mardudunera (WA)

LocationCoastal plain north of the Fortescue River; north to visited islands of the Dampier Archipelago on log rafts; inland only to foot of ranges. These are perhaps the people described by King, (1827:i:38) as tide riding on logs near Lewis Island. Brown (1913) gave them a tribal area of 3,500 square miles (9,100 sq. km.) which seems to be an overestimation. The name has been checked in the field as above.
Co-ordinates116°30'E x 21°5'S
Area2,100 sq. m. (5,500 sq. km.)
ReferencesKing, 1827; 'Yabaroo,' 1899; Clement, 1903; Brown, 1912, 1913, 1914; Bates, 1914; Radcliffe-Brown, 1930; Tindale, 1953 MS, 1966 MS; Fink, 1957 MS; Brandenstein, 1965 MS.
Alternative NamesMardudjungara, Mardudhunera, Mardudhunira, Mardudhoonera, Mardutunira, Mardatunera, Marduduna, Mardathoni, Mardatuna, Maratunia, Jawunmala (Indjibandi term).