Wongkanguru (SA)

LocationOn Stevenson Creek north to Mount Dare; at Blood Creek; east on Macumba Creek; on lower Finke River; in southern portion of Arunta (Simpson) Desert; southeast to Kallakoopah Creek and the Warburton; at Atna Hill. Tradition indicates the Wongkanguru were displaced south by the Wongkamala, and themselves forced the Dieri to shift southward.
Co-ordinates137°10'E x 26°40'S
Area14,000 sq. m. (36,400 sq. km.)
ReferencesGason, 1874; Paull in Curr, 1886; Helms, 1896; Mathews, 1900 (Gr. 6526, 6448); Howitt, 1904; Howitt and Siebert, 1904; Spencer and Gillen, 1904; Eylmann, 1908; Strehlow, 1910; Spencer, 1912; Home and Aiston, 1924; Basedow, 1925; Elkin, 1931; Tindale in Fenner, 1936; Tindale, 1934 MS, 1940, 1941, 1956 MS, 1957 MS; Wakerley in Berndt, 1941; Finlayson, 1958; Wurm, 1963; Yallop, 1969.
Alternative NamesWangkanguru (Jangkundjara pronunciation), Wongkongaru, Wonkanguru, Wonkonguru, Ongkongura, Wongkaooroo, Wonkgongaru, Wonkongaru, Wonkaoora, Wongonooroo, Wonkongnuru, Wonkagnurra, Wonkanooroo, Unganoora, Kanguru (short form of their name), Gongaru, Partama (name given by Kukatja), Wingkungira (Iliaura name).
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