There are 4 Traditional Owner groups in the Upper Herbert Local Landscape, 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.
- Mbarbarum – Mbarbarum and Bar-Barrum Aboriginal Corporations have been established to administer the Native Title determinations of the Bar-Barrum People. Native Title rights have been granted over land and waters on the Atherton Tableland in and around the Walsh River and to the west of the Wild River.
- Wabubadda (Jirrbal) – The Wabubadda Aboriginal Corporation has been established as the Prescribed Body Corporate for the Jirrbal people. Native Title rights have been granted over traditional land and waters in and around the townships of Ravenshoe and Herberton.
- Warrungu – The Warrungu People hold Native Title rights over traditional land west of Cardwell, including areas of Girringun National Park. The Goondaloo Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC administers land on behalf of the Warrungu People.
- Gugu Badhun – Gugu Badhun’s traditional lands are west of Ingham, from the George and Seaview Ranges, across to Lava Plains and to Emu Creek. Native Title rights have been granted over more than 6,500km2 in the Upper Burdekin catchment.
Traditional Owner Contact Map
The Traditional Owner contact map is interactive, allowing users to find contact details for the appropriate Traditional Owner groups for most locations across the Wet Tropics region.
Traditional Owner groups across the Wet Tropics
For more Local Cultural Connections showing Traditional Owner groups in locations across the Wet Tropics, please click on the local landscape below.