The Kokangol (Koko-Gol), or Yuwula, are said to have been an Indigenous Australian people of Queensland. Some dispute this, suggesting the name may be a synonym for Aghu Tharnggala, or may simply be the name of a language consultant.[1]


The Kokangol were, in Norman Tindale's estimation, a distinct people from their neighbours, the Olkola, and lived on the Upper Alice River. Their territory extended over some 1,800 sq-miles,[2] and they lived inland from the Yir-Yoront.[3]


The original population was estimated in 1897 to be around 600 people.[2] There are very few explicit references to these people, apart from William Parry-Okeden 's report and passing mention in a volume on Queensland aboriginal rock-art by Percy Trezise and Dick Roughsey.[4][5][2]

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Explanatory notes


  1. ^ a b AIATSIS.
  2. ^ a b c d Tindale 1974.
  3. ^ Simmons, Graydon & Gajdusek 1958, pp. 62–63.
  4. ^ Parry-Okeden 1897, pp. 62–63.
  5. ^ Trezise & Roughsey 1969.


  • Y70 Yuwula at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  • Parry-Okeden, William (1897). Report on the north Queensland Aborigines and the Native Police with appendices. Vol. 2. Edmond Gregory, government printer. pp. 23–42.
  • Simmons, R. T.; Graydon, J. J.; Gajdusek, D. C. (March 1958). "A blood group genetical survey in Australian aboriginal children of the Cape York Peninsula". American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 16 (1): 59–77. doi:10.1002/ajpa.1330160105. PMID 13571399.
  • Tindale, Norman Barnett (1974). "Kokangol (QLD)". Aboriginal Tribes of Australia: Their Terrain, Environmental Controls, Distribution, Limits, and Proper Names. Australian National University Press. ISBN 978-0-708-10741-6.
  • Trezise, Percy; Roughsey, Dick (1969). Quinkan Country. Adventures in search of aboriginal cave paintings in Cape York. Reed Australia.