The Wanamara (Wunumara) were an indigenous Australian people of the state of Queensland.


The Wanamara's tribal olands extended over, in Norman Tindale's calculations, some 13,000 square miles (34,000 km2) from the headwaters of the Flinders River, eastwards as far as Richmond. Their western frontier was at the Williams River near Cloncurry. Their southern limits were at the Great Dividing Range and to Kynuna. They ranged north as far as Cambridge Downs and Dalgonally.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Tindale 1974, p. 188.


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