The Aboriginal people of North Stradbroke Island and Moreton Island were described by the Aboriginal tribes of the mainland as Yoolooburrabee* (Yulu-Burri-Ba), that is the people of sand water.
This recalls a tribute to the many freshwater springs ever flowing, the many lakes of freshwater which abound on the two named islands, the waters of the surrounding sea and the profusion of the sand hills which are habitat and breeding grounds on which the tribe subsisted.
An Aboriginal Medical Service was established on North Stradbroke Island in the early 1980's, an Aboriginal Controlled Community Organisation which provided the local Aboriginal community with access to primary health care with the aim to improve the overall well-being of the Aboriginal people of the Quandamooka region. This Aboriginal Medical Service became incorporated as Yulu-Burri-Ba Aboriginal Corporation for Community Health in 1994.
*Spelling differentiation used by Yulu-Burri-Ba Aboriginal Corporation for Community Health.