the first community where
you arrive after you enter the Northern
Peninsula Area, after you passed the turnoffs to Mutee Head and Ussher
Point and Sadd Point.
you turn right in the main intersection, you come to Bamaga
into the community, you come to a church,
beach park,a boat rampand a beautiful beach.
like any one of the
small communities but in fact it's
the oldest one.
here, at the mouth of
Cowal Creek, as the five semi-nomadic tribes - Atambaya, Anggamuthi,
Yadaigana, Gudang and Wuthathi - finally settled after being
brought together after years of fights.
After a cyclone in 1956 they
a bit inland from the creek mouth, where Injinoo is today, and in 1988 the
name was changed from Cowal Creek to Injinoo.
It was the first permanent
settlement in the NPA, and the only one still during the
the mid 1900s the other communities were established, after some Saibai
islanders decided to move to mainland, and a little later some people
removals from Mapoon and some other communities.
can see from the
existance of a church, the community also became an Anglican mission.
Today it is home for
about 500 people, more than 95% of Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islander background. Languages spoken at home include Kalaw Lagaw Ya, Kalaw Kawaw Ya, Hiri Motu, Yumplatok, Kriol and English.
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how to deal with the national
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