History of Wujal Wujal History of Wujal Wujal

Wujal Wujal historic photoThe present community of Wujal Wujal has existed on the site for many hundreds of years and is set around the highly sacred waterfalls of Wujal Wujal meaning ‘many falls’ in the local language.

Wuja Wujal is an Aboriginal Shire Council, originally known as Bloomfield, later known as Bloomfield River Mission. It was founded in 1886 by Lutheran Missionaries; however, due to difficulties of isolation, the area was abandoned. It was reopened in 1957 and administered by the Hopevale Mission Board, a branch of the Lutheran Church of Australia. In 1979, it became known as Wujal Wujal, and in the following year the Aboriginal Council was formed. It became a DOGIT Community Council following the passing of the Queensland Community Services (Aborigines) Act 1984. Then in 2004 following the abolition of the Community Services (Aborigines) Act 1984 click, it became known as the Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council.