Ngaluma (WA)

LocationPort Walcott, Roebourne and vicinity; at Sherlock River; inland to the foot of the uplands from 40 to 70 miles (65 to 110 km.); east to Depuch Island and Balla Balla; they visited islands off Nickol Bay but not those off Hampton Harbour which belonged to the Jaburara; west almost to Maitland River. Note that Curr's 'Markand' River is a misreading of Maitland.
Co-ordinates117°30'E x 21°0'S
Area3,300 sq. m. (8,600 sq. km.)
ReferencesWalcott, 1863; Richardson, 1865; Richardson in Curr, 1886; 'Yarbaroo,' 1899; Stone, 1899; Withnell, 1901, 1903; Clement, 1903; Giglioli, 1911; Brown, 1912, 1913; Bates, 1914; Connelly, 1932; Tindale, 1940, 1953 MS, 1966 MS; Peabody Museum (MS label as Qualluana); Worms, 1953 MS (letter); Berndt, 1959, 1964; Brandenstein, 1965 MS, 1970; A.I.A.S. report, 1966.
Alternative NamesNgalama, Gnalooma, Gnalouma, Gnalluma, Ngarluma, Qualluana (a misreading of handwriting), Naluma (perhaps draftsman's error), 'Nickol Bay' tribe, Kymurra and Paljari (class terms of their social organization).
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