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Injinoo, Cape York, Australia.
Population 416 (2006 census)
Postcode(s) 4876
LGA(s) Injinoo Shire Council, Torres Shire Council
State electorate(s) Cook
Federal Division(s) Leichhardt

Injinoo Aboriginal Community was an Aboriginal settlement and later Anglican mission established on Cape York by a community led by a Wuthathi man, Allelic Whitesand. At the 2006 census, Injinoo had a population of 416.

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.

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