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

AIATSIS (Austr. Inst. of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies)
A.43 Ngaatjatjara Western Desert (click)

SIL (Summer Institute of Linguistics)
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)

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Alternative names found in the literature for this group

* Ngatatjara
Ngadadjarra Ngadadjara
Ngada Ngaatjatjara
Ngadatara (by Pidjndjara)
Warara (northeastern)
Witjandja (Warburton)
Ngadapitjardi (by west. pple to Blackstone Ranges)
Kurara (by Pitjandjara for Rawlinson Ranges groups)
Teitudjara (by Nana)
Wanudjara (eastern name for northern groups)

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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.

Alfred Marie Range; Blackstone Ranges; Carnegie Range; Christopher Lake; Erotjo; Fort Welcome; Warakurna; Hopkins Lake; Jalara; Julia; Kudjuntari; Mount Hinckley; Murray Range; Schwerin Mural Crescent Range; Tekateka; Wangalina; Warburton Range; Warupuju Soak; Rawlinson Range WA; Tjukurla;

Bibliographic references for this record

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

Anonyme 1978. Aboriginals reveal sacred laws (at Tjukurla). Aboriginal News, 3(5), p. 14-14.

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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.

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

GOULD R.A. 1967. Notes on hunting, butchering and sharing of games among the Ngatatjara and their neighbours in the West Australian Desert. The Kroeber Anthropological Society Papers, 36, p. 41-66.

GOULD R.A. 1968. Chipping Stones in the Outback. Natural History, 77(2), p. 42-49.

GOULD R.A. 1968. Living Archaeology: The Ngatatjara of Western Australia. Southwestern Journal of Anthropology, 24(2), p. 101-122.

GOULD R.A. 1968. Masculinity and Mutilation in a Primitive Society. Medical Opinion and Review, 4(1), p. 58-75.

GOULD R.A. 1968. Preliminary Report on Excavations at Puntutjarpa Rockshelter, near the Warburton Ranges, Western Australia. Archaeological and Physical Anthropology in Oceania, 3(3), p. 161-85.

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

GOULD R.A. 1969. Puntutjarpa rock shelter: a reply to Messrs Glover and Lambert. Archaeological and Physical Anthropology in Oceania, 4, p. 229-237.

GOULD R.A. 1969. Subsistence behavior among the Western desert Aborigines of Australia. Oceania, 39(4), p. 253-274.

GOULD R.A. 1969. Yiwara. Foragers of the Australian desert. London, Sydney (New York): Collins (Scribner╠s).

GOULD R.A. 1970. Journey to Pulykara. Natural History, 79(10), p. .

GOULD R.A. 1970. Spears and Spear-throwers of the Western Desert Aborigines of Australia. American Museum Novitates, 2403, p. 1-42.

GOULD R.A. 1971. Uses and effects of fire among the Western desert Aborigines of Australia. Mankind, 8, p. 14-24.

GOULD R.A. 1972. Diggers and Doggers: Parallel failures in economic acculturation. Southwestern Journal of Anthropology, 28(3), p. 265-281.

GOULD R.A. 1980. Living Archaeology. New York: Cambridge University Press.

GOULD R.A. 1986. To Have and Have Not: The Ecology of Sharing among Hunter-Gatherers. In N.M. Williams & E.S. Hunn (eds), Ressource Managers: North American and Australian hunter-gatherers. Canberra: AIAS, p. , [1982].

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GOULD R.A. & GOULD E.B. 1968. Kunturu, an Aboriginal Sacred Site on Lake Moore, Western Australia. American Museum Novitiates, 2327, p. 1-17.

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GRAAF de M. 1968. The Ngadadara at the Warburton Ranges. Perth: University of Western Australia, B.A. Thesis, Typescript.

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