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National Recovery Plan for Malleefowl

Joe Benshemesh
Environment Australia, October 2000
ISBN 0759010072

Note: This publication has been superseded by the National recovery plan for Malleefowl (Leipoa ocellata) - 2007

APPENDIX I ABORIGINAL NAMES FOR MALLEEFOWL

The following table lists Aboriginal languages (following Horton 1994) that overlapped the range of Malleefowl. Each of these languages is likely to have specific names for Malleefowl, although few have been recorded. Similarly, little has been recorded of the traditional knowledge of Malleefowl habits and distribution.

Language

Nearby Town

Aboriginal name for Malleefowl

SOUTHEAST

Wathaurong

Ballarat

 

Djadjawurung

Bendigo

 

Jardwadjali

Horsham

 

Wergaia

Nhill/Ouyen

Lauan (1)

Bindjali

Bordertown

 

Ngargad

Pinnaroo

 

Ngarrindjeri

Kingston SE

 

Baraba Baraba

Echuca

 

Wemba Wemba

Swan Hill

Lawan (1)

Wadi Wadi

   

Dadi Dadi

   

Nari Nari

   

Madi Madi

Balranald

Lawani (1)

Latje Latje

Red Cliffs

 

Meru

Berri

 

Kureinji

Mildura

 

Danngali

   

Wiljali

Broken Hill

 

Barkindji

Menindee

Nhawarru (1)

Barindji

Ivanhoe

 

Yitha Yitha

   

Wongaibon

Cobar

Yungkay (9)

Wiradjuri

Corowa/Dubbo

Yuunggaay (2), Yungkay (9)

Wailwon

Coonambie

Yungkay (9)

DESERT

Kokatha

Tarcoola

 

Yankuntjatjara

Fregon

Nganamara (3)

Pitjantjatjara

Pipalyatjara

Nganamara (3)

Luritja

Papunya

 

Arrernte

Alice Springs

Ngamarre (3,4) Ngamerre (5), Unematye (5), Anthelkarlwilenhe (5)

Alyawarre

   

Anmatyerre

Coniston

 

Warlpiri

Tanami

Warntu(6,7) , Nguumarra/Ngaamarra (7), Ngama (female, 6)

Ngarti

   

Pintupi

   

Ngatatjara

   

Nakako

   

Ngalea

   

Ngaanyatjarra

Warburton

 

Mandjindja

   

Nyanganyatjara

Rawlinna

 

Wawula

   

Nana

   

Tjalkanti

Laverton

 

Wangkathaa

Kalgoorlie

 

Kuwarra

Leinster

 

Tjupany

Wiluna

 

SPENCER

Peramangk

   

Kaurna

   

Narangga

York Pen.

 

Nukunu

Port Pirie

 

Banggarla

Whyalla

 

Nawu

Port Lincoln

 

Wirangu

Ceduna

Gabiny(1), Nganamara (1)

SOUTHWEST

   

Mirning

Eucla

Ngauoo (8), Ngauoig (8)

Ngatjumay

Balladonia

 

Malpa

Norseman

 

Wudjari

Ravensthorpe

 

Nyaki-nyaki

Newdegate

 

Kalaamaya

Southern Cross

 

Goreng

Gnowangerup

?Gnow

Minang

Albany

 

Bibbulman

Manjimup

 

Wardandi

Busselton

 

Kaniyang

Bunbury

 

Pinjarup

Pinjarra

 

Wajuk

Perth

 

Balardung

Goomalling

 

Yuat

Moora

 

Amangu

Geraldton

 

NORTHWEST

Badimaya

Mount Magnet

 

Nhanta

Northampton

 

Watjarri

Wilga Mia

 

Malkana

Denham

 

Yinggarda

Carnarvon

 

Maya

Carnarvon

 

Payungu

   

Thalanyji

Exmouth

 

Sources:

1 Louise Hercus, pers. comm. (Linguistics Department, Australian National University, Canberra).

2 Thieberger, N. and Gregory, W. (Editors) (1994).Macquarie Aboriginal Words. Macquarie Library.

3 Goddard, C., Everard, P. and Tjampu, T. (1996). Aboriginal Bird Names of the Yankunytjatjara People of Central Australia. IAD Press, Alice Springs.

4 Kimber, R. G. (1985). The history of the Malleefowl in central Australia. RAOU Newsletter 64: 6-8.

5 Gavin Breen, pers. comm. (Central Australian Dictionaries Program, Institute for Aboriginal Development, Alice Springs).

6 Nash in Kimber (1985) as above.

7 Mary Laughren pers. comm. (Department of English, University of Queensland, Brisbane).

8 Daisy Bates in Mary Laughren pers. comm. (as above)

9. Peter Thompson, pers. comm. (Wilcannia).