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Wujal Wujal Community Residents Message - issued Friday 22nd March
FERRY UPDATE: Water is flowing across the road above the south side ferry loading ramps, at a higher level than when operations ceased yesterday. Overnight, the river rose 1.2 metres above both the north and south accesses.
King tide is today, and the ferry is unlikely to commence until approximately 12:30pm.
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.