Mission River, Queensland facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMission River
|Population||987 (2016 census)|
|• Density||0.17614/km2 (0.4562/sq mi)|
|Area||5,603.5 km2 (2,163.5 sq mi)|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC+10:00)|
Mission River is a coastal rural locality split between the Shire of Cook and the Aboriginal Shire of Napranum in Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census Mission River had a population of 987 people.
Linngithigh (also known as Winda Winda and Linginiti) an Australian Aboriginal language spoken by the Linngithigh people. The Linngithigh language region includes landscape within the local government boundaries of the Cook Shire Council: Western Cape York, Winda Winda Creek, Mission River, and Archer River.
Thaynakwith (also known as Awngthim, Tainikuit and Winduwinda) is an Australian Aboriginal language spoken on Western Cape York in the Weipa area taking in Albatross Bay and Mission River. The language region includes areas within the local government boundaries of Weipa Town Council and Cook Shire.
The locality was probably named during 1895 by missionary J. Nicholas Hey and administrator John Douglas (Government Resident of Thursday Island from 1885 to 1904).
In the 2016 census Mission River had a population of 987 people.
There are no schools in Mission River. The nearest pimary and secondary school is Western Cape State College in Rocky Point in Weipa.
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