Kuku Kulunggur

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The Kokokulunggur are an indigenous Australian people of North Queensland.[1]


Traditional lands of the Australian aboriginal tribes around Cairns.

In Norman Tindale's estimation their traditional lands covered some 300 square miles (780 km2), encompassing the area around Port Douglas and Mossman north to Daintree. Their inland extension was around Mount Carbine.[2][3]

History of contact[edit]

Cook Sailed past the Kokokulunggur in 1770 before being wreaked near Cooktown, and there was later some conflict between the Kokokulunggur and early pastoralists.

Alternative names[edit]



  1. ^ AIATSIS.
  2. ^ Wood 2016, p. 355.
  3. ^ a b Tindale 1974, p. 176.


  • "AIATSIS map of Indigenous Australia". AIATSIS.
  • Richards, F. (1926). Customs and language of the Western Hodgkinson aboriginals. Volume 8. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum. pp. 249–265.
  • Tindale, Norman Barnett (1974). "Kokokulunggur (QLD)". Aboriginal Tribes of Australia: Their Terrain, Environmental Controls, Distribution, Limits, and Proper Names. Australian National University Press.
  • Wood, Ray (2016). "The problem of 'tribal names' in eastern Australia:The Kuku Yalanji example". In Verstraete, Jean-Christophe; Hafner, Diane. Land and Language in Cape York Peninsula and the Gulf Country. John Benjamins Publishing Company. pp. 337–360. ISBN 978-9-027-26760-3.