Injinoo, Cape York, Australia.
|Population||561 (2016 census)|
|• Density||0.7436/km2 (1.9260/sq mi)|
|Area||754.4 km2 (291.3 sq mi)|
Injinoo is a coastal town in the Northern Peninsula Area Region and a locality split between Northern Peninsula Area Region and the Shire of Torres in Far North Queensland, Australia. It is on the north-western coast of Cape York Peninsula. In the 2016 census, Injinoo had a population of 561 people.
Although self-sufficient, through fishing and gardening, the Community made requests to the then Church of England to establish a mission and school. Queensland government officials allowed the community to function through an elected Council.
After the Second World War, which saw a considerable military presence in the area, many Torres Strait Islanders began moving into Injinoo. Settlements were subsequently built at Bamaga, New Mapoon and Umagico to relocate evicted people from this and other areas of the Cape. In 1948 a reserve was created, with control of the area having been taken over by the Queensland Department of Native Affairs.
In 2012, the Indigenous Knowledge Centre was opened at Injinoo, operated by the Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council. It has produced a video detailing traditional bush foods as part of a children's language workshop.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Injinoo (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
- "Injinoo - town in Northern Peninsula Area Region (entry 16700)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
- "Injinoo - locality in Northern Peninsula Area Region (entry 46104)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
- "Injinoo - locality in Shire of Torres (entry 48214)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Injinoo (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 May 2011.
- "Injinoo Indigenous Knowledge Centre | Public Libraries Connect". State Library of Queensland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
- "Injinoo Culture Love 2012 Bush Foods". Vimeo. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
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