Lockhart River Aboriginal Shire Council

Lockhart River is a remote town on the east coast of Cape York Peninsula, directly east of Weipa. The river was named by Robert Logan Jack, government geologist, after an acquaintance, Hugh Lockhart.

Lockhart River is on Lloyd Bay, and in the 1920s the Aboriginal people were disrupted by Japanese seamen and a local white trader and 'uncrowned king', Hugh Giblet. They attracted the attention of the Anglican Church which, after the death of Giblet, established a mission (1924) at a site south of the present town.

Further Reading: 

Denise Hagan, ed, Lockhart River community plan 2004-2008: empowering the community - working together, Lockhart River, Lockhart River Aboriginal Shire Council, 2005

John Warby, You-me mates eh!, North Rockhampton, John Warby, 2000

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