We welcome you to the Yuku Baja Muliku (Archer Point) website. The Yuku Baja Muliku people are the Traditional Custodians of Archer Point, which is located 20km South of Cooktown, North Queensland. Our traditional lands border two of Australia’s world heritage areas – the Wet Tropical Rainforests of Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef. Our vision and gift to Australia is to manage Yuku Baja Muliku sustainably, to ensure that its rich biodiversity and cultural integrity remain for the current and future generations of all people. We are currently establishing walking tracks and camping sites so our home can be shared with all.
After many decades of neglect and land speculation Yuku Baja Muliku has recently been returned to our people. We believe that it is our responsibility to ensure sustainable and comprehensive management of this significant region, while also allowing our people the opportunity to strive towards economic independence.
Our country covers 22,500 hectares and the region is rich in cultural sites which are entwined with fringing coral reefs, beaches, rainforests, woodlands, mangroves, saltpans, and sea grass beds. The rich biodiversity of the region includes turtles, dugongs, bennetts tree kangaroos, and striped possums. Furthermore, the region includes some of the most pristine fringing coral reefs in the tropics and it is the convergence zone between the healthy and stable turtle and dugong populations of Cape York and the declining populations to our south.
This new and exciting priority project will provide a turtle rescue and rehabilitation centre for sick and injured turtles found throughout the Cape York region. Help us to ensure a strong, healthy and sustainable turtle population for now and in the future.
What we DO:
Through our two sister organisations Yuku Baja Muliku Landowner and Reserves Ltd and Yuku Baja Muliku Land Trust we represent the interests of our 200 clan members and our bubu (land). We are striving towards a sustainable economy, real jobs, strong culture and effective land and sea management. Through regaining our land and through the establishment of our ranger program we have created the foundation and springboard to achieve our vision.
We welcome interest and support for our activities.