Ngolibardu (WA)

LocationFrom the Paterson Range south to Rudall River; east only to Mount Broadhurst Range and Rooney Creek; west to Throssell Range; westernmost water, on fringe of Niabali country, was Wongarlong, n.n. ['Wangali:na]; the tribe was said to be declining even before European times and is now almost extinct; its territory was usurped by the Njangamarda and Kartudjara moving respectively west and north more than fifty years ago. Their waterhole of final refuge in drought was ['Kalamilji] on Rudall River. Key waters were ['Mantamara] (Mandamadda Pool on maps), ['Waritjawa], an unlocalized place west of there ['Janda-ko:tji], ['Wadurara] (Watrara Pool), and ['Punamalaru] (Poonemerlarra Soak). The people were subjected to a feverish sickness about the year 1900 which killed a great many of them and hastened their virtual extinction. See further notes under the Njangamarda heading.
Co-ordinates122°0'E x 22°15'S
Area3,300 sq. m. (8,600 sq. km.)
ReferencesTindale, 1953 MS.
Alternative NamesTjilakurukuru (regional name for their country).
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