Minang (WA)

LocationKing George Sound; north to Stirling Range, Tenterden, Lake Muir, Cowerup, and Shannon River. On coast from West Cliff Point to Boat Harbour; at Pallinup (Salt) River; at Mount Barker, Nornalup, Wilson Inlet, and Porongurup Range. ['Minang] = south and by extension 'southerners.' Nind's identification of Meananger as Meam anger or 'red root eaters' not confirmed, although it is a possible one. Mathew (1899, 18:23) confuses this tribe with the Miming of Eyre Sand Patch. Clark (1842) calls a western horde (?) the Murrayman and indicates a northern one as the 'Munite' or Cockatoo group. The last-named are probably the ones seen by Darwin.
Co-ordinates117°40'E x 34°45'S
Area4,900 sq. m. (12,700 sq. km.)
ReferencesNind, 1832; Darwin, 1842; Clark, 1842; Graham in Curr, 1886; Spencer et al. in Curr, 1886; Mathew, 1899; Mathews, 1910 (Gr. 6516); Giglioli, 1911; Tindale, 1940, 1966 MS, 1968 MS; James Brown, plate.
Alternative NamesMinung, Meenung, Mirnong, Mean-anger, Meern-anger, Minnal Yungar (lit. 'southern men'), Meenung (name given by Ko:reng), Mount Barker tribe.