The Nguri were an indigenous Australian people of the state of Queensland.


The Nguri were a people of southern Queensland, living around the Upper Maronoa River. Their northwestern limits was at the gorges of the Chesterton Range. Norman Tindale estimated their territory at 3,500 square miles (9,100 km2), covering the area running northwards from Mount Elliot and Donnybrook as far as Merivale west of the Great Dividing Range, including Hillside and Redford.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Tindale 1974, p. 184.
  2. ^ Barlow 1873, p. 173.


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