Pilatapa (SA)

LocationNortheast of northern Flinders Ranges; north of Lake Frome; east to Callabonna and almost to Tilcha; northwest to Lake Blanche and Blanchewater; south to Wooltana and Hamilton Creek. They practiced circumcision, but not subincision, as an initiation rite for males. The poor soil of their country, resembling dung ['kuna], was the basis of a derogatory term applied to them by tribes in the Flinders Ranges.
Co-ordinates139°50'E x 29°50'S
Area5,000 sq. m. (13,000 sq. km.)
ReferencesGason in Curr, 1886; Gason, 1895; Mathews, 1898 (Gr. 6464), 1900 (Gr. 6448); Strehlow, 1910; A. M. Morgan, 1930 MS; Elkin, 1931; Tindale, 1940.
Alternative NamesPidlatapa (valid alternative), Piladapa, Pilladapa, Pillitapa (MS), Billidapa, Pulladapa, Berluppa, Pilliapp, Jarikuna (derogatory term applied by the Wailpi), Yarrikuna.
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