The Djankun are an Aboriginal Australian people of Far North Queensland.

Country

According to Norman Tindale, the Djankun had 1,300 square miles (3,400 km2) of tribal territory in what is now the state of Queensland. The northern limits were around Mount Mulligan and Thornborough, while to the south, they ran to Almaden. Their western frontier was around Mungana while the eastern extension ran to Dimbulah near the headwaters of the Walsh River.[1]

Alternative names

Notes

Citations

  1. ^ a b Tindale 1974, p. 167.

Sources

  • Davidson, R. R. (1886). "Granite Range at the Head of the Walsh River". 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 (PDF). 2. Melbourne: J. Ferres. pp. 414–415.
  • Mowbray, H.M. (1886). "Granite Range, close to the Head of the Mitchell River and east of the Hodgkinson Goldfields". 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 (PDF). 2. Melbourne: J. Ferres. pp. 402–407.
  • Tindale, Norman Barnett (1974). "Djankun (QLD)". Aboriginal Tribes of Australia: Their Terrain, Environmental Controls, Distribution, Limits, and Proper Names. Australian National University Press.