Keiadjara

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Keiadjara, otherwise written Kiyajarra,[1] were an indigenous Australian people of the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

Name

The name was also current among the Pitjantjatjara, but as one of their names for the Wenamba.[2]

Country

The extent of their area is unknown, but they were located southeast of the Mandjildjara territory and south and east of the Putidjara. It ran, apparently, eastwards from an otherwise unknown site called Kolajuru, a week's trek from Tjundutjundu on the Canning Stock Route[3] According to Ronald Berndt, the Keiadjara lived between Lake Disappointment and Lake Carnegie.[3][4]

Alternative names

  • Keiatara.
  • Keredjara
  • Kiadjara.
  • Giadjara.
  • Gijadjara.
  • Targudi, Tjargudi.
  • Djargudi, Targoodi.
  • Kalgoneidjara.
  • Kalguni.[2]

Notes

Citations

  1. ^ Tonkinson 1989, p. 106.
  2. ^ a b Tindale 1974, p. 245.
  3. ^ a b Tindale 1974, p. 244-245.
  4. ^ Berndt 1959, pp. 94–95.

Sources

  • "AIATSIS map of Indigenous Australia". AIATSIS.
  • "Tindale Tribal Boundaries" (PDF). Department of Aboriginal Affairs, Western Australia. September 2016.
  • Berndt, Ronald M. (December 1959). "The Concept of 'The Tribe' in the Western Desert of Australia". Oceania. 30 (2): 81–107. JSTOR 40329194.
  • Tindale, Norman Barnett (1974). "Keiadjara (WA)". Aboriginal Tribes of Australia: Their Terrain, Environmental Controls, Distribution, Limits, and Proper Names. Australian National University. ISBN 978-0-708-10741-6.
  • Tonkinson, Robert (1989). "Local Organisation and Land Tenure in the Karlamilyi (Rudall River) Region" (PDF). In Western Desert Working Group. The significance of the Karlamilyi Region to the Martujarra people of the Western Desert. Perth: Department of Conservation and Land Management. pp. 99–259.
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