Wardal

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The Wardal were an indigenous Australian people of Western Australia.

Country

Norman Tindale calculated by inference that the Wardal's lands covered around 15,000 square miles (39,000 km2), from Lake Carnegie running west and northwest to Well 11 (Goodwin Soak) on the Canning Stock Route. Their southern boundaries lay round Lake Nabberu while their westernmost extension appears to have gone as far as the Old Bald Hill Station near Beyond Bluff.[1]

Name

Wardal appears to mean 'west' and by extension, 'westerners'.[1]

Alternative names

  • Tjitijamba.
  • Tjitjijamba.
  • Waula. (Pini exonym bearing the sense of "northerners").[1]

Notes

Citations

  1. ^ a b c Tindale 1974, p. 259.

Sources

  • "AIATSIS map of Indigenous Australia". AIATSIS.
  • "Tindale Tribal Boundaries" (PDF). Department of Aboriginal Affairs, Western Australia. September 2016.
  • Tindale, Norman Barnett (1974). "Wardal (WA)". Aboriginal Tribes of Australia: Their Terrain, Environmental Controls, Distribution, Limits, and Proper Names. Australian National University Press. ISBN 978-0-708-10741-6.
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