Doomadgee, Queensland

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Doomadgee
Queensland
Doomadgee is located in Queensland
Doomadgee
Doomadgee
Coordinates 17°56′30″S 138°49′42″E / 17.94167°S 138.82833°E / -17.94167; 138.82833Coordinates: 17°56′30″S 138°49′42″E / 17.94167°S 138.82833°E / -17.94167; 138.82833
Population 1,258 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 4830
Location
LGA(s) Doomadgee Aboriginal Shire Council
State electorate(s) Mount Isa
Federal Division(s) Kennedy

Doomadgee Aboriginal Mission, originally known as Dumaji, was located on Bayley Point on the Gulf of Carpentaria. In 1936 after being destroyed by a cyclone the community was relocated to Nicholson River. In 1985 the population of Doomadgee was approximately 800. Doomadgee Post Office opened on 2 January 1969.[2]

At the 2011 census, Doomadgee had a population of 1,258.[1]

As at 2006 the Queensland government, under its commitment to remote locations, has increased its services to Doomadgee, and as at July 2006, eight of 25 Queensland government departments are now represented in Doomadgee. The eight departments are:

Queensland Police Service (nine-officer station), Queensland Corrective Services (two probation and parole officers), Queensland Ambulance Service (one ambulance officer, one paramedic), Department of Education and the Arts, Department of Employment and Training, Queensland Health, TAFE Queensland, Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy.

Queensland Corrective Services is the latest addition to the Queensland government family in Doomadgee with the permanent appointment of two probation and parole officers. One of them is responsible for offenders' compliance with their orders and prosecuting those who contravene their orders. The other officer is responsible for delivering a host of departmental programs to address the criminogenic needs of offenders and as ordered by the courts. From January 2007, the Doomadgee Aboriginal Shire Council in the area was given full shire status.

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  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Doomadgee (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2012-11-12. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 

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