Ancestral homeland of the Nunukul, Ngughi and Goenpul peoples
Quandamooka is the ancestral homeland of the Nunukul, Ngughi and Goenpul peoples, the sub-groups that make up the Quandamooka People. The Quandamooka People are the traditional owners of Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island), who have owned and occupied the lands and waters of Moreton Bay since time immemorial. In fact, the Quandamooka People have over 20,000 years’ association with their Country, including Minjerribah.
Quandamooka territory, known as ‘Country’, comprises the waters and lands of and around Moorgumpin (Moreton Island), Minjerribah, the Southern Moreton Bay islands and South Stradbroke Island. It includes the mainland from the mouth of the Brisbane River, Wynnum, Chandler, Lytton, Belmont, Tingalpa, south to Cleveland, to the Logan River. Quandamooka Country crosses the boundaries of four Queensland local governments.