Doomadgee Aboriginal Shire Council

Doomadgee, an Aboriginal community in the Gulf country, is 100 km west of Burketown. It was named after Dumaji, a sandy coastal mound in the land held by the Gananggalinda people.

In 1930 a mission was established at Burketown by Len and Dorothy Akehurst, members of the Christian Brethren Assembly. Two years later, mainly at the prompting of the Aborigines, the mission was transferred to Dumaji (Doomadgee), 100 km north-west of Burketown, opposite Mornington Island.

Further Reading: 

Doomadgee: a report of the development of a work of God amongst the Aborigines of north Queensland, Fitzroy, Victoria, 1953

Doug McNaught, Other days, other ways, Baulkham Hills, NSW, Bekasume Books, 1994

David S. Trigger, Whitefella comin': Aboriginal responses to colonialism in northern Australia, Sydney, Cambridge University Press, 1992

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