"To control our destiny as our elders before us; in caring for Wuthathi country, culture and community"
Who We Are
We the Wuthathi people are the traditional custodians and owners of Wuthathi land and sea country surrounding Shelburne Bay on North Eastern coast of Cape York Peninsula.
“Our land is our spiritual and cultural home. It is the basis of our identity, it is our life.”
Our land and sea
Wuthathi country is unique and has signicant cultural and natural values with many sacred sites.
Our home is an iconic landscape and is the last remaining landscape of its type in Australia.
Our sand dunes are internationally signicant and our biodiversity is unique across landscapes, ecosystems and species.
Our key aims are to:
- To manage country according to traditional and contemporary management to protect the cultural and natural values of the region
- Establish and promote employment and training and support sustainable or conservation economic enterprises
- Develop key working partnerships to achieve Wuthathi conservation aspirations and goals
Raine Island is an untouched wilderness on the northern Great Barrier Reef which is identified as the largest rookery in the world for the green turtle with upwards of 15,000 females having been recorded attempting to nest at the one time along the approximately 1.8km of beach.
We acknowledge Australian Aboriginal People and Torres Strait Islander People as the first inhabitants of the nation, and acknowledge Traditional Owners of the lands where we live and work.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons are warned that this website may contain images and or names of deceased indigenous persons or sites of cultural significants.