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Wujal Wujal QLD

Wujal Wujal

Postcode: 4895

Wujal Wujal is in northern Queensland, Australia. Wujal Wujal is the name of a relatively small Aboriginal community on the north and south sides of the Bloomfield River. It has an area of 19.94 square kilometres of land. It is located approximately 30 km north of Cape Tribulation and 60 km south of Cooktown. Access to the site is via an unsurfaced track road which is only suitable for four wheel drive vehicles due to the gradient of the terrain and the many streams and rivers that make up the Daintree Drainage Basin which cross the path at very regular intervals. During high waterflow the road is unpassable.

Wujal Wujal was formerly known as the Bloomfield River Mission and the people are Kuku Yalanji. The community has an estimated population of 470 (2001). The community at Wujal Wujal is thought to have existed on the site for thousands of years and is set around the highly sacred waterfalls of Wujal Wujal meaning many falls in the local language. Visitors are warned not to bring any alcohol into the community as part of the Queensland governments aims at tackling aboriginal alcohol abuse. Traffickers of such contraban substances have found themselves paying excessive fines. The government also help the community by giving small one day a week jobs involving community service to try and deter the members away from boredom and therefore alcohol abuse. The community has a small landing strip where light aircraft from the Royal Flying Doctor Service can land and provide a weekly medical service. In 1980 the Aboriginal Council came into being, with the area regaining its traditional name, Wujal Wujal.