DescriptionThe Jukembal were the first Australians to inhabit the Tenterfield district with their territory straddling the Great Dividing Range from near Glen Innes to Stanthorpe. The name Jukembal means “the people who say jogom” (jogom meaning no). The Jukembal people reputedly called the area ‘Moombillen’, meaning ‘place of wild honey’.
DescriptionToday the Aboriginal community in Tenterfield Shire has two main language groups: The Kamilaroi (Gamilaraay, Gamilaroi) people and the Bundjalung (Bunjalung, Badjalang & Bandjalang) people. Several generations of both Kamilaroi and Bundjalung people have been born and raised in Tenterfield. Tenterfield Shire is rich in Aboriginal history with many significant sites including bora rings, scar trees, Woollool Woolloolni and Bluff Rock.