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8:00am Thursday 25th April 2019, opposite the Indigenous Knowledge Centre followed by light refreshments at the Church.

The road intersection at Douglas and Hartwig Streets to Keim Street will be closed to all traffic from 8:00am – 9:00am for the conduct of the service.

The service will be honouring all those who gave their lives during various wars and those who served from Wujal Wujal and the surrounding district/s. Guest visitors from RAAF Townsville will be in attendance.

Chief Executive Officer, Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council


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We acknowledge Wujal Wujal as the home of the Kuku Yalanji, Kuku Nyungul and Jalunji clans – the ‘rainforest people’, the traditional owners and custodians of our area. Located in a World Heritage site abundant with sacred waterfalls in the Bloomfield Valley, Wujal Wujal means ‘many falls’ in our local language.

Our people welcome all visitors to our area to hear our stories and learn of the history and heritage alive in our country today.

Wujal Wujal is the local Kuku-Yalanji clan name meaning ‘many falls’, highlighting the many sacred waterfalls in our landscape. This image also captures our multifaceted region of ranges, rivers and reef. It reflects our sparkling coastline and abundant wildlife. And most of all, our many peoples and languages. Our ancestry dates back on our traditional lands for thousands of years and our indigenous language is still spoken in the community. Our local clans are the Kuku Nyungul and Jalunji peoples and the Eastern Kuku Yalanji who have native title to the Wujal Wujal area.

Visitors – find information to help plan your visit to our lush tropical rainforest region

  • Residents – request a local service, check the date for next council meeting and link to other support services available
  • Businesses – learn about development and funding opportunities in the region
  • Jobseekers – find local employment opportunities
  • Emergency notifications for residents and travellers – register or update your details to receive advance warning of severe weather or other public safety events. 


Did you know 'yalada' means 'welcome' in our language?

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