Wikmunkan (QLD)

LocationFrom Holroyd River north to Archer River; inland. This is the dominant Wik tribe; the Wikianji and Ajabakan (Bakanu) are said to be southern small tribes in process of separating from the rest of the Wik- group and carry the overall tribal area to the Edward River. Rev. W. F. MacKenzie refers to 'Wikmungken'-speaking people called Minungkum whose territory is about 12 miles (19 km.) inland below Cape Keerweer and the Kendall River in an area 8 by 10 miles (12 by 16 km.) locally known as 'Ti-Tree.' This has been listed as a separate small Wik-tribe in this work.
Co-ordinates142°50'E x 13°50'S
Area3,200 sq. m. (8,300 sq. km.)
ReferencesMcConnel, 1930, 1931, 1939-1940, 1950, 1953; Thomson, 1933, 1935, 1936, 1938, 1946; Tindale, 1940, 1963 MS; Worms, 1950; Simmons, Graydon and Gajdusek, 1958; MacKenzie, 1960 MS; Homans and Schneider, 1962; Needham, 1962, 1963 (2 papers); Berndt, 1963; Pittman et al., 1964; Sayers and Godfrey, 1964; Jackes, 1969.
Alternative NamesMunkanj (valid variant), Munkan, Munkanu (Ajabatha term), Munkanj (Gilbert River term), Monkanu, Munggano, Wikmungkan, Wikmungken, Wik Mongkan, Wik Monkan, Wik-Mungken, Wik-Mongken, Munggan ['mungkan]-hill or mountain in several languages.
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