Quandamooka is the Aboriginal name for Moreton Bay and it’s people. The three tribes of the Quandamooka are the Nunukul, the Goenpul and the Ngugi peoples. Pre-colonisation, Quandamooka was a thriving metropolis of trade, transport and ceremony. Minjerribah is the traditional name for North Stradbroke Island. The Quandamooka People are drawn from Minjjerribah and Islands of Quandamooka. The Aboriginal name for Moreton Bay is the Quandamooka,
In late 2011, native title on Stradbroke was finalised after a 16-year battle and the island was handed back to the Quandamooka People as the traditional owners. When the judge formalised the native title determination, he acknowledged the Quandamooka People’s continuous occupation of their Country to include the surrounding waters over tens of thousands of years, and Federal Court judge Justice John Dowsett said this: “I am not giving you anything that you did not already possess”.
Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC) is the Native Title and Cultural Heritage Body for the Quandamooka traditional land and waters including Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island). Also we would like to thank Lines in the Sand patron Uncle Bob Anderson, Ngugi elder.
Lines in the Sand practices are in keeping with the Aboriginal principles of caring for Country.