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


Norman Tindale estimated Yungkjurara lands as occupying 500 square miles (1,300 km2) around the Bloomfield River. They were the indigenous people of Weary Bay. Their southern limits were at Cape Kimberley. They were also present in the area of Spring Vale.[1]

Social organization

The names of at least two hordes are known:-[1][a]

Alternative names

Some words


  1. ^ Tindale's source mentions these two among a list of several Weary Bay tribes:'Boolpoonnarra, Koonara, Wolburra, Moolburra, Moo-arra, Yokarra, Ikkarra, Yekkara, Amaggi, and Gengagi.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Tindale 1974, p. 172.
  2. ^ Hughes 1886, p. 393.
  3. ^ Hughes 1886, p. 394.


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