Cape Bedford & Elim (Dhiidhaarr)
This is the original location of the Lutheran Mission which
was founded in 1876. Many Hope Vale people have a
shack here and go fishing at weekends.
Hope Vale (Dyuubi)
Hope Vale was built in the late 1940s, and
today has a population of about 1,500.
Nugal & Wangaar-Wuri
Gapul da Guthay, Gaanhaal and
Nugal are three of the landmarks which
mark the boundaries of the Nugal clan
lands. The Nugal rock art sites are in an area
now known as Wangaar-Wuri or White
Person Playing, named after a young girl the
clan looked after for many years.
Cooktown (Gunggarra or Gungardie)
Some clans refer to Cooktown as Gunggarra, or
Place to the North; others call it Gungardie, after the
word gun-gaar - a type of crystal quartz found in the area
which was used for cutting the chest skin for initiations.
The Border of Two Nations
The River Annan marks the boundary of two Aboriginal
nations. The Guugu Yimithirr tribal lands lie to the
north, and the Kuku Yalanji to the south. Each has its
distinct language and culture.
Black Mountain (Kalkajaka)
This amazing rock formation is the symbol for the
dreamtime story of the Flying Fox (Kambi). It’s a special
men’s story, so can’t be told here.
Helenvale (Warrkin), Rossville (Bindamuji)
This is an area of the Nyungkul clan, the clan of the
Russell Creek (Ngarrilmuril)
Ngarrilmuril stretches all the way to south of the
Annan River, and is the boundary of the
Many Nyungkul people were removed from
their lands around Rossville and Helenvale to
Bloomfield Falls (Wujal Wujal)
This is a special place for the Kuku Yalanji
Bama, so it is disrespectful to come here,
unless accompanied by one of the traditional
custodians. The nearby community of
Wujal Wujal takes its name from the Falls.
Thompson Creek (Dikarrba)
Until the mid 1880s, this area was the
location of the main camp for many
Yalanji people. Then people were