DescriptionThe Gimuy-walubarra yidi are the traditional custodians of the Cairns and surrounding district. Gimuy is the traditional place name for the area Cairns City now occupies
DescriptionThe wadjanbarra Yidi are the traditional custodians of the low lying forest area between the mountains on the Atherton tablelands. The name wadjan means forest and barra people belonging to, as spoken in the Yidiny language.
DescriptionBunda means hill or mountain, and barra means people belonging to in the Yidiny language hence this clan group was known as the people of the mountains. They were the traditional custodians of the Mountains on the tableland and traditionally occupied the tablelands area around Yungabarra (early settlers’ pronunciation bundabarra/ yungabarra).
DescriptionGulgi is the Yidiny word for sand hence this clan group was known as the sand or seaside people. They were the traditional custodians of the area on the southern side of the Mulgrave river,the sandy river banks which flowed down to the sea at the mouth of the Mulgrave and were neighbours to the mandigalpi Yidi. The design on the shield is wangal the boomerang design.
DescriptionThe wujnur or Bindabarra were the waterfall people their home being surrounded by waterfalls such as Joshepine Falls, Fishery Falls and their main camp being at Binda or today known as Babinda. (Binda meaning waterfall in the yidiny language and barra meaning belonging to.)
DescriptionThe mandigalpi or mandiguljarabay were the warrior clan of the Yidin people mandi – meaning hands and galpi or guljarabay – meaning fighting. The mandigalpi are the custodians of the lands on the easternside of the inlet to the Murray prior range and down to the mouth of the Mulgrave and Russel river (Badabadoo).
DescriptionThe badjabarra were the traitional custodians of the grass plains on the tableland slopes of the mountains of Mt Bellenden Kerr, badja meaning long grass and barra meaning people belonging to.
DescriptionThe Mallanbarra were known as the flat rock/stoney river people, mallan meaning flat rock or stoney barra meaning people belonging to, or the people of the Mulgrave River. The mallanbarra clan estate extended from Gordonvale following the Mulgrave and the little Mulgrave river.