I come from the traditional country of the Juipera people in North-east Australia, where the rainforest meets the reef 

Alternate names found in the literature Yuipera, Juwibara, * Yuwi, Yuibera, Yuwiburra

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Location: At Mackay; from St. Helens south to Cape Palmerston; inland to Connors Range:

Co-ordinates149°5′E x 21°15′S Area1,100 sq. m. (2,900 sq. km)

References: Bridgeman in Smyth, 1878; Bridgeman and Bucas in Curr, 1887; Mathews, 1898 (Gr. 6417, 6464, 6444); Howitt, 1904; H. L. Roth, 1908; Capell, 1963.

Alternative Names: Yuipera, Juwibara.

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