Bamaga, on the western side of the tip of Cape York Peninsula, was governed by the Bamaga Island Council until 2008, when it was amalgamated with four other Aboriginal communities to form the Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council. It was named after the Saibai Island elder, Bamaga Ginau (1893-1949) who led the settlement from the island to the mainland.

Further Reading: 

David Donald, Exploring the tip: a visitor's guide to northern Cape York Peninsula, Thursday Island, Torres News, c1993

Dana Ober, Joe Sproats and Rik Mitchell, Saibai to Bamaga, Townsville, Joe Sproats & Associates, 2001

John Singe, Torres Strait: people and history, St Lucia, University of Queensland Press, 1979


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