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The Tedei, otherwise known as the Thirrily, are an indigenous Australian people of Western Australia. They are a branch of the Yingkarta.


Tedei land consisted of some 3,100 square miles (8,000 km2) extending from the east coast of Shasrk Bay through to the Wooramel River valley's headwaters as far as Pimbie, Carey Downs and the vicinity of Towrana. It included the coastal area north of Yaringa. inland to the headwaters, north only to Pimbie. Their limits were defined as a day's walk from either bank of the Wooramel.[1]


The Tedei were once classified as an autonomous tribe. The work of Peter Austin (linguist)Peter Austin points to the conclusion that they, the Tedei/Thirrily, were actually a dialect division of the Yingkarta, together with the Mandi tribe.[2]

Social organisation

The Tedei did not practice circumcision.[1]

Alternative names

  • Tjoki.
  • Choekie.
  • Chockie.[1]



  1. ^ a b c Tindale 1974, p. 257.
  2. ^ Austin 1988.


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