The Bugulmara were an indigenous Australian people of the state of Queensland.


The Bugulmara were indigenous to the area near Croydon, in the vicinity of which they have been estimated to have had some 3,000 square miles (7,800 km2) of territory. To their south were the Maikulan, with whom they shared strong ties.[1]

History of contact

The Bugulmara were quickly dispossessed of their lands following the mining boom that took place when gold was discovered in the area.[1]

Alternative names


  1. ^ La Mont West provided Tindale in a personal communication with information he had garnered on a tribe called the Balgalu, and Tindale concluded that they were essentially identical with the Bugulmara.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Tindale 1974, p. 166.


  • Tindale, Norman Barnett (1974). "Bugulmara (QLD)". Aboriginal Tribes of Australia: Their Terrain, Environmental Controls, Distribution, Limits, and Proper Names. Australian National University Press.