Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation

QYAC is a Registered Prescribed Body Corporate (PBC) created under the Native Title Act 1993 to manage the recognized Native Title rights and interests of the Quandamooka Peoples following the determination on the 4th of July 2011.

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Native Title

Our Native Title consent determination was handed down on the 4th of July 2011.

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QALSMA Land & Sea

Quandamooka Land & Sea Management Agency, QALSMA, actively cares for Country.

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Cultural Heritage

QYAC is the Cultural Heritage body for the Quandamooka Estate.

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Quandamooka Festival

A cumulation of events held from July to September annually on Quandamooka Country.

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Quandamooka Tourism

The home of Quandamooka Tours and other tourism initiatives of QYAC.

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Business Services

Quandamooka Business Services provide a wide range of project sollutions.

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Straddie Camping

Camping and cabins on Minjerribah, North Stradbroke Island.

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IBDF

The Indigenous Business Development Fund is part of the NSI Economic Transition Strategy.

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Publications Library

QYAC and other Quandamooka publications and reading material.

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About QYAC

The Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC) is a Registered Prescribed Body Corporate (PBC) created under the Native Title Act 1993 to manage the recognised Native Title rights and interests of the Quandamooka people following the determination on the 4th July 2011.
QYAC has approximately 630 members and has the largest membership of all PBC’s in Australia. QYAC is now also the registered Cultural Heritage Body under the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2003 (Qld). It is responsible for cultural heritage management across the Quandamooka estate.
Quandamooka territory, known as ‘Country’, comprises the waters and lands of and around Moorgumpin (Moreton Island), Minjerribah, the Southern Moreton Bay islands and South Stradbroke Island. It includes the mainland from the mouth ofthe Brisbane River, Wynnum, Chandler, Lytton, Belmont, Tingalpa, south to Cleveland, to the Logan River. Quandamooka Country crosses the boundaries of four Queensland local governments.

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Quandamooka People

The Quandamooka Peoples have lived on Minjerribah (now known as North Stradbroke Island) for a very long time. Scientists say at least 25 000 years, however we say longer. Our traditional estate – Quandamooka, the waters and islands of Central and Southern Moreton Bay and the coastal land and streams between the Brisbane to Logan Rivers, gave life to us in a time beyond memory.
There are three clans that comprise the Peoples of the Quandamooka. They are the Nughi of Mulgumpin (known also as Moreton Island) and the Nunukul and Gorenpul of Minjerribah.
We hold our heads high as Traditional Owners with strong identity and culture.
We are the Quandamooka People. We are the people of the sand and the water.

Quandamooka Culture

Our people have retained our distinctive culture and we are living proof of our continuous occupation and cultural practice. Our traditional practices have been upheld in contemporary form. Our People travel regularly through Quandamooka land and sea caring for Country. Through consultations with our Elders and the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation, we work together to protect our lands and sea country in many ways, including taking part in cultural heritage management, Environmental Impact Assessments, negotiating over developments, educating the public and maintaining land and sea management responsibilities. Caring for our Country is our business. It always has been and always will be.
We sing its songs, tell it’s stories and dance to its rhythms to give honour and thanks to keep our place in it’s heart.
The artists are the storytellers of our people, telling individual and collective memories through their artistic works and dance performances. Visual art and performing art form a strong part of the Quandamooka identity.
The Salt Water Murris – Quandamooka Inc is dedicated to the production and presentation of local Aboriginal culture and the art gallery offers a diverse and inspiring display of traditional and contemporary artwork. Established to promote and maintain the cultural capital of our clan groups, Salt Water Murri’s – Quandamooka, is located at Ballow Road, Dunwich. Visit Salt Water Murri’s – Quandamooka Inc, to experience Quandamooka Culture, hear our stories and see our art.

Contact

QYAC administration office

Business Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Call: 07 3415 2816
Visit: 100 East Coast Road, Dunwich, North Stradbroke Island
Post: PO Box 235, Dunwich, Queensland 4183
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Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC | Business Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm | ICN: 7564 | ABN: 30457275826