Sunday, August 19, 2012

AN OLD TIME TRIBAL BATTLE

An old clipping from 1919 that describes an Aboriginal battle between the Piallago tribe from Canberra and the Monaro Tribe from the South in the previous century.

I can only assume that the Piallago Tribe were the forefathers of the modern day Ngambri People and the Monaro Tribe those of the modern day Ngarigu People.

The battle appears to have raged from Sutton, through Piallago, past Cuppacumbalong and off in to the mountains around the Nass in the ACT's South with the Ngambri being the eventual victors.

It is interesting to note from reading both the Ngambri and Ngarigu websites that the tribal boundaries of both Peoples are still  contested today...

Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer - Friday 21 March 1919





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