The Iningai (Yiningayi) were an indigenous Australian people of the present-day Longreach Region in the state of Queensland.


The Iningai lay to the west of the Great Dividing Range as far as the Forsyth Range,[1] Maneroo Creek, and Longreach. Norman Tindale estimated their territory as encompassing an area close to 19,500 sq. miles. Their southern frontier lay along the tributaries of the Alice River down to the vicinity of [Barcaldine Region#Towns and localities|Mexico].[2] Their northern limits were at Muttaburra, Cornish Creek, Tower Hill, Bowen Downs, and North Oakvale. They were also present at Aramac.[3]

Muttaburra derives its name from one of the Iningai clan names.

Social organization

The Iningai were composed of several Band societyhordes, some of whose names survive:-

Alternative names



  1. ^ "Map of Forsyth Range, QLD". Digital Atlas Pty Limited. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Mexico: Locality (unbounded)". Australias Guide Pty Ltd. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  3. ^ a b c Tindale 1974, p. 169.