Indigenous Ancestry

Tenterfield Shire was first inhabited by the Jukembal people, 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 Aborigines reputedly called the area “Moombilleen”, meaning ‘place of wild honey’.

A group of Aboriginals photographed by A.B. Butler at Tenterfield 1906