Wongkumara (QLD)

LocationCooper Creek east of Nappa Merrie and Orientos to the Wilson River at Nockatunga. In postcontact times at Chastleton and NCarcowlah where they mixed with uncircumcised Kalali. Mathews (1905) used the tribal term as a general name for several tribes with similar languages along Cooper Creek.
Co-ordinates141°50'E x 27°35'S
Area4,500 sq. m. (11,700 sq. km.)
ReferencesMyles in Curr, 1886; Mathews, 1899 (Gr. 6445), 1900 (Gr. 6448), 1905 (Gr. 6454); Giglioli, 1911; Elkin, 1931; Kelly, 1935; Tindale, 1940; Australian Encyclopedia, 1958; Wurm, 1963; Breen, 1969 MS.
Alternative NamesWangkumara (valid variant), Wonkamara, Wonkomarra, Wonkamarra, Wonkamura, Wonkamurra, Wonkubara, Wanggumara, Papagunu (rude Jandruwanta name, means 'dog dung'), Balpamadramadra ( ? Horde at Nappa Merrie), Jaramarala ( ? Horde at Baryulah).