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Creator : Hill, David Laurence
Source : Notes on the Narangga tribe of Yorke Peninsula
Date of creation : 1975
Additional Creator : Hill, Sandre Jane,
Format : Book
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Gives an account of the first encounters between European pastoralists and the Narungga people of Yorke Peninsula. Includes reproductions of diary entries and correspondence.

Before the coming of the European pastoralists, the Yorke Peninsula was the home of the Narungga people, who occupied the land from near Port Wakefield in the east, over to Port Broughton in the west, and all the way down to the tip of the Peninsula. The Narungga consisted of four clans, Kurnara (north), Windera (east), Wari, (west) and Dilpa (south).

Having their first contact with Europeans via encounters with sealers, the Narungga population was estimated at about five hundred in the early days of European settlement. This number declined dramatically and rapidly over the course of the nineteenth century. By 1900 there were very few Aboriginal people of full-descent left on Yorke Peninsula.

By the 1850s Europeans had encroached upon most of the Peninsula. Like in many parts of Australia, competition for scarce food and water resources led to frontier conflict.
Period : 1836-1851,1852-1883
Region : Yorke Peninsula
Further reading :

Archibald, T. S. Yorke's Peninsula Aboriginal Mission Incorporated: a brief record of its history and operations. Adelaide: Hussey & Gillingham, 1915.

Cabbages and kings: selected essays in history and Australian studies v. 20, 1992, pp. 25-35. Paula Richardson. 'History of the Point Pearce Mission Station, South Australia'.

Graham, Doris. As we've known it: 1911 to the present. Underdale, SA: Aboriginal Studies and Teacher Education Centre, South Australian College of Advanced Education, 1987.

Kartinyeri, Doreen. Narungga nation. Point Pearce, SA: Doreen Kartinyeri, 2002.

Point Pearce: past and present. Underdale, SA: Aboriginal Studies and Teacher Education Centre, South Australian College of Advanced Education, 1987.

Yorke's Peninsula Aboriginal Mission Incorporated. Brief review of the operations of the ... Mission for the first five years (with report for 1870/1-1871/2). Kadina, SA: The Mission, 1872.

Internet links :
District Council of Yorke Peninsula. Indigenous History



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