Injinoo is the southernmost community in the NPA.

It is the first community where you arrive after you enter the Northern Peninsula Area,

... after you passed the turnoffs to Mutee Head, Ussher Point and Sadd Point.

If you turn right in the main intersection, you come to Bamaga and Seisia.


If you turn into the community, you come to a church,
and later to a beach park, a boat ramp and a beautiful beach.

injinoo signs

To the traveller, it looks like any one of the small communities but in fact it's the oldest one.

injinoo church

It was 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.

injinoo mission injinoo-cowan-creek

After a cyclone in 1956 they moved a bit inland from the creek mouth, where Injinoo is today, and in 1988 the name was changed from Cowal Creek to Injinoo

injinoo park

It was the first permanent settlement in the NPA, and still the only one during the WWII.

injinoo rotonda

Only in the mid 1900s the other communities were established, after Saibai islanders decided to move to mainland, and a little later some people removals from Mapoon and other communities

injinoo beach park

As you can see from the existance of a church, the community also became an
Anglican mission.

injinoo beach

Today it is home for about 500 people, more than 95% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.

injinoo shire council

Languages spoken at home include
Kalaw Lagaw Ya, Kalaw Kawaw Ya, Hiri Motu, Yumplatok, Kriol and English.

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The best thing for us travellers is the cheap fuel station, open 24 hours (with an automatic machine that works with bank cards), plus a beautifully painted building in the indigenous style :-)

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