Nakako

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The Nakako are an indigenous Australian people of Western and Southern Australia.

Country

Norman Tindale[a] estimated the Nakako territorial domains to stretch over some 19,000 square miles (49,000 km2), south and southwest of the Blackstone Ranges. He also states that they were present at Bell Rock Range.[2]

History of contact

The Nakako were one of the last tribes to come within the purview of white explorers. Their first encounter with the latter occurred sometime around 1953 when the patrol officer Walter MacDougall came across them at Woomera. After this initial encounter, they vanished, until they were finally rediscovered in 1961.[2]

Alternative names

Notes

  1. ^ Tindale's estimates particularly for the peoples of the Western desert are not considered to be accurate.[1]

Citations

  1. ^ Tonkinson 1989, p. 101.
  2. ^ a b c Tindale 1974, p. 249.

Sources

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