Wardal (WA)

LocationWest and northwest of Lake Carnegie to Goodwin Soak on the Canning Stock Route, thence west to the Old Bald Hill Station near Beyond Bluff. South to near Lake Nabberu. The eastern boundaries are chiefly determined by exclusion from areas claimed by neighbors. The basic meaning of their name is 'west' and by extension 'westerners.' No more valid name has appeared. The Barimaia of the Cue area have an alternative name Wardal but they are not related to the present tribespeople. They in their turn call Wadjari people Wardal. This is a situation parallel to the one of the many tribal groupings named Julbaritja, i.e., 'southerners' by people who live to their north.
Co-ordinates121°10'E x 25°0'S
Area15,600 sq. m. (40,600 sq. km.)
ReferencesTindale, 1940, 1966 MS; Brandenstein, 1965 MS.
Alternative NamesTjitijamba (an indeterminate term sometimes given for this tribe), Tjitjijamba, Waula (means 'northerners' applied by Pini).