Naualko (NSW)

LocationDunlop to Murtee on upper Darling River; on lower Paroo River north to Lake Tongo. Possibly only a northern portion of the Barkindji (which see also), but their word for 'yes' implies they are a discrete unit and Bonney differentiates between them. Howitt makes this the central tribe of his artificial concept, the Karamundi 'nation.' The people described by Newland on his cattle properties at Marra and Warlo, under the name Wampangee, were of this tribe. Their language was a dialect of Kurnu, the language also of the Kula tribe. They did not practice either circumcision or subincision as initiation rites.
Co-ordinates144°5'E x 31°10'S
Area10,000 sq. m. (26,000 sq. km.)
ReferencesBonney, 1884; Teulon in Curr, 1886 (see note under tribal heading Barkindji); Newland, 1889; Mathews, 1898 (Gr. 6464, 6468), 1909 (Gr. 6550), 1912 (Gr. 6554); Boultbee in Howitt, 1904; Tindale, 1940, and MS.
Alternative NamesNawalko (['naua] = ['nawa] = yes), Ngunnhalgu, Ngunnhlgri (misprint), Unelgo, Bungyarlee (of Bonney, 1884), Wampandi (lit. 'I don't understand'), Wampangee, Wompungee, Wombungee.