Injinoo


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 and Ussher Point and Sadd Point.


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


injinoo

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 church

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

injinoo mission

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 park

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 boat ramp

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

injinoo beach

Only in 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
.

injinoo beach

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

injinoo shire council

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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