Extract date: 11/05/2021
|Location (Datum GDA94)|
|Latitude: -13° 58' S (Decimal degrees -13.976)|
|Longitude: 129° 44' E (Decimal degrees 129.7441)|
|Locality / Suburb|
|Local Government Area|
|Victoria-Daly Shire Council|
|History/Origin||Named in the 1930s after a name given to an aboriginal tribal group which lived in the area.
The LANDS Pastoral index series 1/800 and 3/800 do not show any name for the River feature. The Daly River Aboriginal Reserve was declared over 3000 sq Miles in 1923, north of Bradshaw Station and a Catholic Mission established at Daly River and Port Keats in the mid 1930s.
Tindale in "Aboriginal Tribes of Australia", 1974 writes:-
..Moil (not a tribal name = "plain" or "plain country"), Moyle (name as given to river by Europeans)."