Milikapiti, Northern Territory
The day-to-day management of the Milikapiti community is the responsibility of the Tiwi Islands Regional Council.
Milikapiti was founded in the 1941 as the Snake Bay government aboriginal settlement.
In 1942, aborigines from Snake Bay captured Australia's first Japanese prisoner of war, Sergeant Hajime Toyoshima, who crash-landed on Melville Island after his plane was damaged while bombing Darwin. The Snake Bay Patrol was also formed from local Indigenous Australians during World War II.
Community services and facilities
- Store and Take Away
- ATM facilities
- Post Office facilities
- School and Pre School
- Recreation Hall
- Basketball court
- Football oval
- Centrelink agency
- Women's Centre
- Health Centre
- Club (open 4.30pm - 7.30pm 4 days per week)
- Public Garage
- St Monica's Catholic Church
- Jilamara Arts and Crafts
Notes and references
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Milikapiti (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 21 March 2012. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
- "NSW Migration Heritage Centre - 1944 Cowra POW Bugle". Migrationheritage.nsw.gov.au. Retrieved 27 January 2018.