[RNLD] Karama

David Osgarby david.osgarby at uqconnect.edu.au
Tue Nov 20 17:23:03 EST 2018

Hi Margaret,

Here's a possible lead on "Karama". Brown (1912, 144) records "Karama"
as a western group of the Yindjibarndi people: "The more easterly part
of the Injibandi tribe call themselves Kârama or Korama and are so
spoken of by the Binigura who adjoin them." Tindale (1940, 204) later
references Brown on this: "Loc.: Valley of Fortescue River east of
Millstream. This is also regarded as a westerly (not easterly)
subtribe of the Indjibandi."

Brown, A. R. 1912. ‘The Distribution of Native Tribes in Part of
Western Australia’. Man 12: 143–46. https://doi.org/10.2307/2788273.
Tindale, Norman B. 1940. ‘Results of the Harvard-Adelaide Universities
Anthropological Expedition, 1938-1939: Distribution of Australian
Aboriginal Tribes: A Field Survey’. Transactions of the Royal Society
of South Australia 64 (1): 231.

On Tue, Nov 20, 2018 at 2:26 PM Margaret Carew
<margaret.carew at batchelor.edu.au> wrote:
> Hi
> Karama is a suburb of Darwin. This is one of a number of suburbs named after Indigenous languages and clan groups.
> When I consult the NT Placenames register it says this:
> Karama is a Aboriginal tribal name, one of a number that Douglas Lockwood suggested might be used in 1964.
> Does anyone have any more information about the provenance of this name?
> Thanks
> ———————————————
> Dr Margaret Carew
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David Osgarby [ˈɔskəˌbiː]
Research Associate, School of Languages and Cultures
The University of Queensland, St Lucia QLD 4072
ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language (CoEDL)
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