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Wujal Wujal is an Aboriginal Shire Council located in the Bloomfield Valley inside the World Heritage Area some 170km to the north of Cairns and 70km south of Cooktown. Wujal Wujal covers an area of 64 hectares and the shire has a tropical climate with both dry and wet seasons.

Wujal Wujal is the Kuku-Yalanji name given to the area previously known as Bloomfield and later the Bloomfield River Mission. In 1979 following representations from the Community Council, the name was changed from Bloomfield River to Wujal Wujal.

The present community of Wujal Wujal has existed on the site for many hundreds of years and set around the highly sacred waterfalls of Wujal Wujal meaning “many falls” in local language.

The main clan group languages are Kuku Yalanji, Kuku Nyungul and Jalunji. English is widely spoken by all and the older people speak Kuku Yalanji in the community. The Eastern Kuku Yalanji people have a registered Native Title claim over the Wujal Wujal area.

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Wujal Wujal children

Wujal Wujal is the Kuku-Yalanji name given to the area previously known as Bloomfield and later the Bloomfield River Mission