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EAA (Encyclopaedia of Aboriginal Australia, Horton ed.)
* Gooniyandi

AIATSIS (Austr. Inst. of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies)
K.06 Gooniyandi (click)

SIL (Summer Institute of Linguistics)
GNI GOONIYANDI --> --> --> Bunaban (2) (number of languages in each group or family between brackets)
State: WA
(please be aware that this map is NOT hand-drawn, but machine generated using approximate coordinates adjusted from Tindale's records. This map is only here to provide a very general idea of the location)

map of location of tribe

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Alternative names found in the literature for this group

Konejanu (by Mangala)
Kuniandu Konejandi
Wadeawulu (by Kitja)
* Gooniyandi

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Place and geographical locations that are often associated to this group.
Please note that these are places that were or are mentioned in the literature, some are inaccurate. Under no circumstances can this list be used in the context of any sorts of claims, indigenous or not.

Bohemia Downs; Burramundy; Christmas Creek; Fitzroy Crossing; Geikie Range; King Leopold Range; Margaret River Station; Mary River; Mueller; Ramsay Range; Sandstone; Stony River;

Bibliographic references for this record

I suggest you also use the above-mentioned AIATSIS name in the AIATSIS MURA catalogue for bibliographic references

BOHEMIA J. 1993. Gooniyandi stories of early contact with whites [text in Gooniyandi and English]. Aboriginal history, 17(1), p. 38-72.

HODGE R. & MCGREGOR W.B. 1989. Structures of language and myth: an analysis of a Gooniyandi text. Oceania. University of Sydney, Sydney. 193O (1) , 60, p. 17-35.

KABERRY P.M. 1937. Subsections in the East and South Kimberley division. Oceania, 7(4), p. 36-58.

McGREGOR W.B. 1986. Another orthography for Gooniyandi. Australian Aboriginal studies, p. 62-5.

McGREGOR W.B. 1987. The structure of Gooniyandi narratives. Australian Aboriginal studies, 2, p. 20-8.

McGREGOR W.B. 1988. Structural analysis of the police-tracker story genre in Gooniyandi. Oceania, 58, p. 290-304.

MOIZO B. 1990. Implementation of the community development employment scheme in Fitzroy Crossing: a preliminary report. Australian Aboriginal studies, p. 36-40.

PIDDINGTON R. 1970. Irregular mariages in Australia. Oceania, 40(4), p. 329-43.

RICHARDSON J. 1993. Strong women: a case study of Aboriginal women's work, Fitzroy Crossing 1975-1980. Casuarina NT: Northern Territory University.

STREET D. & CHESTNUT T. 1983. We spell it 'Gooniyandi': notes on the new Gunian orthography. Australian Aboriginal studies, p. 78.

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