Nganguruku (SA)

LocationOn Murray River from Mannum to south Rhine River junction; west to scarp of Mount Lofty Ranges. Indicated as 1 on southwestern portion of SE map. One of the small tribes along the lower Murray river collectively known as the Meru; sometimes grouped with the Ngaiawang but the vocabulary shows differences. The generation of people who lived on Manunka Mission belonged largely to this tribe; they afterward lived near Morgan where some mixed blood descendants still remain.
Co-ordinates139°25'E x 34°50'S
Area600 sq. m. (1,600 sq. km.)
ReferencesTaplin, 1879; Brown, 1918; Radcliffe-Brown, 1930; Tindale, 1939, 1940 and MS.
Alternative NamesMeru (in part).
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