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


In Norman Tindale's estimation Rungarungawa lands comprised some 1,200 square miles (3,100 km2) in the area of Roxburgh Downs Station and the Pituri Creek.[1]

History of contact

Around 1880, some years after their lands were taken up for white colonization, the Rungarungawa's number were estimated to be approximately 120.[2][3]

Alternative names

Some words

Source: Craigie 1886, p. 356


  1. ^ Edward Micklethwaite Curr's transcription of a report by Craigie, considered by Tindale to be a misprint, (Craigie 1886, p. 350)


  1. ^ a b Tindale 1974, p. 185.
  2. ^ Craigie 1886, p. 350.
  3. ^ a b Krzywicki 1934, p. 310.


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