Local Cultural Connections

Russell and Mulgrave Catchments Traditional Owners

Russell Mulgrave Traditional Owners

Traditional Owner Contact Map

For an interactive map of Traditional Owner contact details across the Wet Tropics NRM region, click on the link below.

Traditional Owner Contact Map

Within the Russell and Mulgrave Catchments Local Landscape, there are 3 Traditional Owner groups, as shown in the image to the right.  See below for a brief description of each group’s connection to country or click on the links to access contact details for these groups.

Mandingalbay Yidinji – The Mandingalbay Yidinji Aboriginal Corporation administers land owned by the Mandingalbay Yidinji people, just east of Cairns.

Wanyurr Majay – The Wanyurr Majay People’s Native Title rights and interests have been recognised over approximately 200 square kilometres of land near Babinda, including part of Wooroonooran National Park.  The Wanyurr Majay Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC administers the responsibilities and obligations associated with the Native Title determination.

Ngadjon-ji (Choorechillum) – Choorechillum (Ngadjon Jii PBC) Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC administer native title rights over land and waters in parts of the Wooroonooran National Park, and further onto the Tablelands into Topaz Road National Park, Malanda Falls Conservation Park and two quarry reserves.

A link to the Traditional Owner contact map for all groups across the Wet Tropics region is also included on the right.