Aboriginal Shire of Hope Vale

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Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire
Queensland
Hopevale LGA Qld.png
Location within Queensland
Coordinates Coordinates: 15°17′46″S 145°06′42″E / 15.29611°S 145.11167°E / -15.29611; 145.11167
Population 1,087 (2012)[1]
 • Density 0.9745/km2 (2.5240/sq mi)
Established 1986
Area 1,115.4 km2 (430.7 sq mi)
Mayor Greg McLean
Council seat Hope Vale
Region North Queensland
State electorate(s) Cook
Federal Division(s) Leichhardt
Website Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire
LGAs around Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire:
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Cook Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Coral Sea
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The Aboriginal Shire of Hope Vale is a local government area in Far North Queensland, Queensland, Australia, north of the town of Cooktown. The majority of the Shire consists of Deed of Grant land that is held for the benefit of Aboriginal people particularly concerned with the land and their ancestors and descendants.

History[edit]

The area originally was set up as a German Lutheran mission in 1885 by missionaries, at what came to be known as the Cape Bedford Mission, 25 kilometres (16 mi) from what is now Hope Vale. The residents were evacuated to Woorabinda during World War II in 1942, and the land was used by the army. Many of the people died, and the survivors were not allowed to return until 1949. In September 1952, the land was formally gazetted as an Aboriginal reserve.

In 1986, under the Community Services (Aborigines) Act 1984, a Deed of Grant in Trust was given to the Hope Vale community. Like other DOGIT communities of the time, Hope Vale had a Community Council elected by Aboriginal people living in the community.

Responsibilities[edit]

The Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council operates under the requirements set out in the Queensland Local Government Act. However, in the township of Hope Vale the Council is also the Trustee of the land and as such has added responsibilities that are quite different from a typical local government body. This includes responsibility for fisheries, alcohol management and employment initiatives.

The Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council operate the Jack Bambie Memorial Centre, an Indigenous Knowledge Centre, at Hope Vale.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (30 April 2013). "Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2011–12". Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council". Public Libraries Connect. State Library of Queensland. 20 September 2016. Retrieved 2 February 2018. 
  3. ^ "2008 Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council - Mayoral Election - Election Summary". results.ecq.qld.gov.au. Retrieved 2017-12-04. 
  4. ^ "2012 Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council - Mayoral Election - Election Summary". results.ecq.qld.gov.au. Retrieved 2017-12-04. 
  5. ^ "2016 Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council - Mayoral Election - Election Summary". results.ecq.qld.gov.au. Retrieved 2017-12-04. 

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