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Ngaanyatjarra

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

AIATSIS (Austr. Inst. of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies)
A.37 Ngaanyatjarra Western Desert (click)

SIL (Summer Institute of Linguistics)
NTJ NGAANYATJARRA --> South-West (50) --> Wati (13) --> Pama-Nyungan (176) (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

* Ngaanyatjarra
Ngaanyatjara
Nganadjara
Nangaridjara
Nona Nana
Inabadanggural
Nganadjara (by Ngadadjara)
Jumudjara (idem)
Ngatari ("strangers")
Kalgoneidjara (by Ngadad jara)
Kalguni
Kalgonei
(EAA gives for Nana the equivalent of
Badimaya which is Barimaia for Tindale)

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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.

Alexander Springs; Browne Range; Ernest Giles Range; Hutton Range; Lake Buchanan; Lake Carnegie; Lake Gillen; Lake Wells; Manggudu; Timperley Range; Tjilkali; Warupuju; Wiluna; Warburton community; Warburton;

Bibliographic references for this record

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

Aboriginal Education Branch 1977. Kunmarnarra Series No.1: Ngarlpurringkulanytja, 'Playing' (in Ngaanyatjarra). Perth: ABED.

Aboriginal Education Branch 1977. Kunmarnarra Series No.2: Mama ngunytjutjarra, 'Father and mother' (in Ngaanyatjarra). Perth: ABED.

Aboriginal Education Branch 1977. Kunmarnarra Series No.3: Kukatjarra, 'Meat (hunting)' (in Ngaanyatjarra). Perth: ABED.

Aboriginal Education Branch 1977. Kunmarnarra Series No.4: Tjawaranytja, 'Digging' (In Ngaanyatjarra). Perth: ABED.

Aboriginal Education Branch 1977. Kunmarnarra Series No.5: Mungangka, 'At night' (in Ngaanyatjarra). Perth: ABED.

Aboriginal Education Branch 1977. Kunmarnarra Series No.6: Ngurlu kukurraarnu, 'They ran away afraid' (in Ngaanyatjarra). Perth: ABED.

Aboriginal Education Branch 1977. Kunmarnarra Series No.7: Kapi purlkanya pitjangu, 'A big rain came' (in Ngaanyatjarra). Perth: ABED.

Aboriginal Education Branch 1977. Kunmarnarra Series No.8: Warta kartalkitja yanu, '(They) went to cut wood' (in Ngaanyatjarra). Perth: ABED.

Aboriginal Education Branch 1978. Kunmarnarra Series No.3p: Tjilku patjarnu, 'A child was bitten' (in Ngaanyatjarra). Perth: ABED.

Aboriginal Education Branch 1978. Kunmarnarra Series No.4p: Ngunytjungkapula yanu, 'They went with mother' (in Ngaanyatjarra). Perth: ABED.

Aboriginal Education Branch 1978. Kunmarnarra Series No.5p: Kunmarnarranyapula mamararra marluku yanu, 'Kunmarnarra and his father went for kangaroo' (in Ngaanyatjarra). Perth: ABED.

Aboriginal Education Branch 1979. Kunmarnarra Series No.6p: Tjukurrpa tjurlputjarra, 'A story about birds' (in Ngaanyatjarra). Perth: ABED.

AIATISIS Native Title Research Unit 1989. Native Title Newsletter No. 4/98 (prepared by Penelope Moore). Canberra: Native Title Research Unit, AIATSIS.

ALLAN J. 1964. Wongai Patrol. Walkabout, December, p. .

Anonyme 1975. Warburton Ranges appeals for prayer. United Aborigines Messenger, 44(4), p. 3-4.

Anonyme 1980. Faint signs of hope in the Warburton Ranges. Life and Times, 4(3), 13th February, p. 2.

Anonyme 1985. Meeting in the Desert...W.A. Land Rights. Aboriginal Newsletter, Central Australia, 2(4), p. 1-2, 10.

Anonyme 1985. Ngaanyatjarra round up: Mantamaru...Warakurna...Irrunytju. Aboriginal Newsletter, Central Australia, 3(1), p. 8-9.

Anonyme 1987. Ted Porter. National Aboriginal Day, p. 6-7.

Anonymous 1982. The Great Ngaantjarra Trek. North Australia Network News, 10, p. .

BERDNT R.M. 1957. The ╬Warburton Range╠ controversy. The Australian Quarterly, 29(2), p. 29-44.

BERNDT R.M. n.d. (1959). Native Welfare in Western Australia since the ╬Warburton Controversy╠ of 1957. Perth: typescript.

BERNDT R.M. & BERNDT C.H. 1958. Summary Report: The University of Western Australia Anthropological Survey of the Eastern Goldfields, Warburton Range and Jigalong Regions, January 26th - March 2nd, 1957. In Commissioner of Native Welfare, Annual Report of the year ended 30th June 1957. Perth: Government Printer, p. 112-121.

BERNDT R.M. & BERNDT C.H. 1959. Social anthropological survey ot the Warburton, Blackstone and Rawlinson Ranges. Perth: typescript.

BERNDT R.M. & BERNDT C.H. 1970. Some points of change in Western Australia. In A.R. Pilling & R.A. Waterman (eds), Diprotodon to detribalization: Studies of change among Australian Aborigines. East Lansing: Michigan State University, p. 53-79.

BROOKS D. 1995. Some possibilities of native title for the Ngaanyatjarra people of the Western Desert. Anthropology in the native title era: proceedings of a workshop conducted by the AAS and the native title unit AIATSIS February 1995, p. .

BUCKELL J., STREWE O. & SEAMAN P.L. (commissioneer) 1985. Ngaanyatjarra: confrontation with the present. GEO, 7(2), p. 26-39.

CANT B. 1988. The loneliest beat in the world. GEO, 10(2), p. 16-29.

CONACHER A.J. 1971. The Significance of vegetation, fire and Man in the stabilisation of sand dunes near the Warburton Ranges, Central Australia . Earth Science Journal, 5(2), p. .

CONACHER A.J. 1971. The significance of vegetation of sand dunes near the Warburton Ranges, Central Australia. Earth Science Journal, 5(2), p. 92-4.

CURNOW D.H. 1957. The Serum Proteins of Aborigines in the Warburton Range Area. The Medical Journal of Australia, 2(17), p. .

DALE M. 1968. A closer look at Warburton Ranges. United Aborigines Messenger, 37(2), p. 10-11.

DANIELS J.L. 1974. The Geology of the Blackstone Region. Western Australia Bulletin, 123, p. .

DAVIDSON W.S. 1957. Health and Nutrition of Warburton Range Natives of Central Australia. The Medical Journal of Australia, 2(17), p. 801-805.

DAVIDSON W.S., MANN I., MEZGER Mrs D. R. & MOYLE W. 27th March, 1957. Medical Report on Warburton Natives. In Printed in Department of Native Welfare, Annual Report of the Commissioner, 1957. Appendix No.7. : , p. .

DAVIS R.E. & PITNER W.R. 1957. Some Haematological Observations on Aborigines in the Warburton Ranges Area. The Medical Journal of Australia, 2(17), p. .

DOUGLAS W.H. 1977. An introduction to the Western Desert Language. Sydney: University of Sydney, Oceania Linguistic Monographs 4, [1964].

DOUGLAS W.H. 1977. Illustrated Topical Dictionnary of the Western Desert Language. Warburton Ranges Dialect, Western Australia. Canberra: AIAS, [1959].

DOUGLAS W.H. 1978. Evolution of a ╬Rampage of Destruction╠ at Warburton Ranges [June 1975]. In M.C. Howard (ed.), ¤Whitefella BusinessË : Aborigines in Australain Politics. Philadelphia: Institute for the Study of Human Issues, p. 105-24.

DOUGLAS W.H. 1980. The Desert Experience : language. In R.M. Berndt & C.H. Berndt (eds), Aborigines of the West : Their Past and Their Present. Nedlands, Perth: University of Western Australia Press, p. 108-118.

EDWARDS H. 1963. Tragedy of the happy people. Walkabout, 29(10), p. 27-30.

FOX N. 1978. Darwinkulatju yalatja pitjayirnu pitjangu tjukurrpa palunyatjarra. 'The story of our journey to Darwin' (in Ngaanyatjarra). Perth: ABED.

FOX N. 1978. Tjilku papa tjarntutjarra. 'The boy with a pet dog' (in Ngaanyatjarra) . Perth: ABED.

FOX N. 1978. Tjilkupula kutjarra. 'The two children' (in Ngaanyatjarra) . Perth: ABED.

FOX N. 1978. Tjilkupula kutjarralu lirru nyangu. 'Two children saw a snake' (in Ngaanyatjarra). . Perth: ABED.

FOX N. 1978. Tjilkuya kukaku pukurlarringu. 'The children were happy for the meat' (in Ngaanyatjarra) . Perth: ABED.

FOX N. 1978. Tjukurrpa marlulunku mara yanytjuranytja. 'The kangaroo who was licking his paws' (in Ngaanyatjarra) . Perth: ABED.

FOX N. 1978. Wati lirrulu ngurlutjingarnu. 'The man who was frightened by a snake' (in Ngaanyatjarra). . Perth: ABED.

FOX N. 1978. Wati papatjarra kukaku yanu. 'The man who took his dog hunting' (in Ngaanyatjarra) . Perth: ABED.

FOX N. 1979. Watiya pirni mirrirringkupayi. 'The death of many men' (in Ngaanyatjarra) . Perth: UAM, ABED.

GARA T. 1994. Ngaanyatjarra - Pintupi Bibliography. : .

GARA T. 1995. European Explorers in the Wingellina area (draft). : .

GARA T. 1996. European Explorers in the Warburton-Mantamaru, Ngankali and Ngawarr Native Title Claims. : .

GILL A. 1996. A Report on ¤SightingsË of Aborigines in the Ngaanyatjarra and Tjirrkarli-Kanpa Land Claim Areas, [draft only]. : .

GLASS A.D. 1976. Tjuma Puru Pirni (Lots more stories). : Warburton Ranges .

GLASS A.D. 1977. Why move to Warakurna. The United Aborigines Messenger, 46(8), p. 8-9, 11.

GLASS A.D. 1979. The sentence: boundaries and basic types in Ngaanyatjarra narratives. In C.Kilham (ed.), Four grammatical sketches: from phrase to paragraph. Darwin: Work Papers of SIL/AAB, SIL, p. 23-45.

GLASS A.D. 1980. Cohesion in Ngaanyatjarra Discourse. Canberra: ANU, M.A. Thesis.

GLASS A.D. 1984. Recent changes in Ngaanyatjarra grammar. In ALS 1984 conference pre-circulation papers. : , p. 124-132.

GLASS A.D. 1988. Ngaanyatjarra Word List. Alice Springs: Ngaanyatjarra Bible Project, Summer Institute of Linguistics.

GLASS A.D. 1993. Into another World. A Glimpse of the Culture of the Ngaanyatjarra People of Central Australia. Alice Springs: IAD & United Aborigines Mission Language Department, [1978].

GLASS A.D. 1997. Switch-reference in Ngaanyatjarra. In Marilyn McLellan (ed.), Studies in Aboriginal grammars. Darwin: Summer Institute of Linguistics, Australian Aborigines and Islanders Branch Occasional Papers 3., p. 87-100.

GLASS A.D. & HACKETT D. 1970. Ngaanyatjarra Texts. Canberra: AIAS.

GLASS A.D. & HACKETT D. 1970. Pitjantjatjara grammar: A view of the Ngaanyatjara (Warburton Ranges) Dialect. Canberra: AIAS, Australian Aboriginal Studies No. 34.

GLASS A.D. & HACKETT D. 1979. Ngaanyatjarra texts. Canberra: AIAS, New Series, 16.

GLASS A.D. & NEWBERRY D. (eds) 1979. Tjuma - Stories from the Western Desert. : Aboriginal Arts Board.

GOULD R.A. 1968. Warburton Aboriginal Problems. Westminer, 2(1), p. .

GOULD R.A. 1996. Faunal reduction at Puntutjarpa rockshelter, Warburton Ranges, Western Australia. Archaeology in Oceania, 31(2), p. 72-86.

GOULD R.A. (with M. Archer, N. Bronstein & H. Martin) 1977. Puntutjarpa Rockshelter and the Australian Desert Culture. Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History, 54(1), p. 1-188.

GREEN P. 1976. Situation Report - Warburton December 1976. : Typescript.

HACKETT D. with HOLLAND C. 1969. Tjukurpa Taririnya (The Story of Tariri). : United Aborigines Mission Language Department.

HEWITT B. 1968. Warburton Ranges and Western Mining: Employment and Assimilation of Natives. Westminer, 2(1), p. .

HISCOCK P. & VETH P. 1991. Change in the Australian desert culture: A reanalysis of tulas from Puntutjarpa rockshelter. World Archaeology, 22(3), p. 332-45.

KAVANAGH M. 1994. Background and Development of the Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara Women╠s Council. : NPY Women╠s Council.

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LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOUNDARIES COMMISSION 1992 (Dec). Wiluna Boundaries Inquiry. A premiminary report on petitions to create a new Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku in the eastern part and a new shire of Wiluna in the western part of the existing shire of Wiluna. : Local Government Boundaries Commission.

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HOWELL H. 1973. Interview with Mr. Herbert Howell. United Aborigines Messenger, 42(3), p. 4-5.

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