The Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, has paid tribute to Waal Waal, a strong and inspirational internationally renowned artist and cultural leader from Aurukun who sadly passed away in late January.
Aurukun is a remote community around 800 kilometres northwest of Cairns or about two hours’ drive from Weipa.
Traditional Owners: Wik, Wik Way and Kugu people (including large area of land in western Cape York)
Languages: Wik Mungkan, English, other local languages
Population (ABS 2016 Census): 1,269
For more information, see:
- Aurukun Shire Council
- Queensland Government Aurukun alcohol restrictions
- Ngan Aak-Kunch Aboriginal Corporation
Roads and water crossings can become impassable and dangerous during the wet season. Rivers and water crossings can rise quickly and travellers should be aware of conditions prior to travel and monitor closely. Contact local Police or Aurukun Shire Council for information about road conditions.