Kowanyama means “place of many waters” in the Yir Yoront language. The community includes the Kokoberra, Yir Yoront [or Kokomenjen] and Kunjen clans, who each have language and other cultural differences. Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire consists of beautiful and unique wetlands and delta mangroves in the north, extending to forest country of the central peninsula.
Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire is administered by the Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council in accordance with the Local Government Act 2009. Council has an elected Mayor and Councillors who work closely with an Executive Team to deliver services to the community.
A new alcohol carriage limit starts on 29 April 2022. What is the New Carriage Limit? Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council's new carriage limit is: 2 litres of wine, and 4.5 litres (12 x 375mls cans) of either...
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