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Wulgurukaba (pronounced Woolgarookarbar) is an indigenous tribe in Townsville, Queensland, who were based in the area of Townsville which is now known as Wulguru, which is a suburb of Townsville that is home to the most indigenous people in the Townsville Region.[citation needed]


They were based around the base of the mountain (Mount Stuart) in the area which is now known as the Heights.[citation needed] They were left with the land that spread from the base to what is now the Townsville University Road which runs past Lavarack Barracks.[citation needed]

Native title[edit]

In July 2012, a six hectare section of Magnetic Island was granted to the Wulgurukaba people under native title.[1]


  1. ^ "Native title rights granted for slice of Magnetic Island". Brisbane Times. Fairfax Media. 7 July 2012. Retrieved 7 July 2012.