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Doomadgee
Queensland
Doomadgee is located in Queensland
Doomadgee
Doomadgee
Location in Queensland
Population 1,405 (2016 census)
Postcode(s) 4830
Location
LGA(s) Doomadgee Aboriginal Shire Council
State electorate(s) Traeger
Federal Division(s) Kennedy
Localities around Doomadgee:
Nicholson Nicholson Nicholson
Nicholson Doomadgee Nicholson
Lawn Hill Lawn Hill Lawn Hill

Doomadgee is a town and a locality in the Aboriginal Shire of Doomadgee, Queensland, Australia. It is a mostly Indigenous community, situated about 140 kilometres (87 mi) from the Northern Territory border, and 93 kilometres (58 mi) west of Burketown.

The settlement began with the establishment of the Doomadgee Mission in 1933, which relocated from Bayley Point to Nicholson River in 1936.

In the 2016 census, Doomadgee had a population of 1405 people.

Governance and demographics

On 21 May 1987, the Aboriginal reserve was transferred from the Queensland Government to the trusteeship of the Doomadgee Aboriginal Council, under a Deed of Grant in Trust (DOGIT).

On 1 January 2005, the Doomadgee Aboriginal Council became the Doomadgee Aboriginal Shire Council. Doomadgee is located within the Aboriginal Shire of Doomadgee, situated about 140 kilometres (87 mi) from the Northern Territory border, and 93 kilometres (58 mi) west of Burketown.

It is a mostly Indigenous community, with population of 1405 people in the 2016 Australian census.

Education

The Doomadgee Mission School, established in 1933, became Doomadgee Community School in 1970. In 1975 it came under the control of the Queensland Government's Education Department, becoming Doomadgee State School.

Doomadgee State School is a government primary and secondary (Early Childhood-10) school for boys and girls at Goodeedawa Road (17°56′31″S 138°49′40″E / 17.9420°S 138.8277°E / -17.9420; 138.8277 (Doomadgee State School)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 325 students with 35 teachers and 10 non-teaching staff (7 full-time equivalent). It includes a (Prep-10) special education program.

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