Bindal people

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The Bindal were an indigenous Australian people of the state of Queensland.

Language[edit]

Only some confused word lists survive bearing on Bindal. Gavan Breen has classified it as one of the Lower Burdekin languages.

Country[edit]

The Bindal's coastal reaches lay around the Burdekin River's outlet into the Coral Sea at Upstart Bay, running northwards as far as Cape Cleveland and inland to the Leichhardt Range. They were the indigenous people of Ayr. Norman Tindale estimated the overall extent of their lands at about 1,000 square miles (2,600 km2).[1]

Alternative names[edit]

  • Bendalgubber.[2]
  • North Murri.[1]

Notes[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tindale 1974, p. 166.
  2. ^ Scott 1886, p. 492.

Sources[edit]

  • Gregory, Edmund (1886). "Mount Elliott" (PDF). In Curr, Edward Micklethwaite (ed.). The Australian race: its origin, languages, customs, place of landing in Australia and the routes by which it spread itself over the continent. Volume 2. Melbourne: J. Ferres. pp. 448–453.
  • O'Conner, J. (1886). "Mouths of the Burdekin River" (PDF). In Curr, Edward Micklethwaite (ed.). The Australian race: its origin, languages, customs, place of landing in Australia and the routes by which it spread itself over the continent. Volume 2. Melbourne: J. Ferres. pp. 454–455.
  • Scott, J.Hall (1886). "Burdekin River, various tribes" (PDF). In Curr, Edward Micklethwaite (ed.). The Australian race: its origin, languages, customs, place of landing in Australia and the routes by which it spread itself over the continent. Volume 2. Melbourne: J. Ferres. pp. 492–501.
  • Tindale, Norman Barnett (1974). "Bindal (QLD)". Aboriginal Tribes of Australia: Their Terrain, Environmental Controls, Distribution, Limits, and Proper Names. Australian National University Press.