Boats can be launched off the beach, the reef is only 200 metres away.
And on a
quieter beach you might
see a crocodile basking in the sun.
A Bit of History
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
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
Moa and Badu Islands.
About 90% of people
speak Lawlau and Yumplatok at home.
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