is a football
oval, a supermarket, an art and coffee shop, and a
beautiful beach with a camping ground.
Behind the supermarket is the Thupmul Art and Coffee Shop, run by a
young local family.
They sell some local indigenous
art, as well as coffee, milkshakes, frappes, sweets and more.
A bit further, down the beach,
is a camping ground.
It is a beautiful spot with a casuarina beach, and the sunsets can be beautiful.
Boats can be launched off the beach, the reef is only 200 metres away.
And on a quieter section of the beach, you might see a crocodile basking in the sun.
next to the oldest
community - Injinoo,
Umagico was first settled
Williams family, who wanted to live outside the Injinoo
Williams was working
for Frank Jardine from Somerset,
and was given a home here by Frank, with permission by the Injinoo
Later, in the late 1920s, when the people of the communities of Lockhart River and Port Stewart were forced from their home lands, they were given permission to settle here by the Injinoo people as well as Jardine and Williams families.
Umagico means "black headed python place", and another name often used is Alau, which was a Williams family's name, and today is the name for the camping ground.
Today, about 300 people call the community home, and about 90% are Aboriginals or Torres Strait Islanders. Originally mostly Aboriginal people, later there have also been additions from Mabuiag, Moa and Badu Islands.
speak Lawlau and Yumplatok at home.
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