The Gulngai were an indigenous Australian rainforest people of the state of Queensland. They are not to be confused with the Kuringgai.


Gulŋay was one of the Dyirbalic languages, and a dialect of Dyirbal.[1]


Norman Tindale set their lands at some 200 square miles (520 km2), situated around the Tully River below Tully Falls, and the Murray River. Their southern border lay on the range above Kirrama.[2]

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  1. ^ Ferrier 2015, p. 1.
  2. ^ a b Tindale 1974, p. 168.


  • Ferrier, Åsa (2015). Journeys into the Rainforest: Archaeology of Culture Change and Continuity on the Evelyn Tableland, North Queensland. Australian National University Press. ISBN 978-1-925-02288-9.
  • Tindale, Norman Barnett (1974). "Gulngai (QLD)". Aboriginal Tribes of Australia: Their Terrain, Environmental Controls, Distribution, Limits, and Proper Names. Australian National University Press.