Mulga Queen Community

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Mulga Queen
Western Australia
Mulga Queen is located in Western Australia
Mulga Queen
Mulga Queen
Coordinates27.557°0′S 122.041°0′E / 27.557°S 122.041°E / -27.557; 122.041Coordinates: 27.557°0′S 122.041°0′E / 27.557°S 122.041°E / -27.557; 122.041
Postcode(s)6440
Location150 km (93 mi) north west of Laverton
LGA(s)Shire of Laverton
State electorate(s)Kalgoorlie
Federal Division(s)O'Connor

Mulga Queen is a medium-sized Aboriginal community, located 150 km north west of Laverton in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, within the Shire of Laverton.

History[edit]

The permanent buildings making up Mulga Queen were established in the mid 1980s. The settlement originally came about as a result of gold discoveries in the region in the late 1900s and the arrival of prospectors. These events and increasing contact with Europeans were accompanied by a breakdown of the traditional lifestyle of the Aboriginal people living in the area. Later a food depot was established by the government and Mulga Queen became established as a semi permanent camping ground for Aboriginal people.

Governance[edit]

The community is managed through its incorporated body, Nurra Kurramunoo Aboriginal Corporation, incorporated under the Aboriginal Councils and Associations Act 1976 on 9 September 1987.

Town planning[edit]

Mulga Queen Layout Plan No.1 has been prepared in accordance with State Planning Policy 3.2 Aboriginal Settlements. Layout Plan No. was endorsed by the community on 8 September 2001 and the WAPC on 18 June 2002. The Layout Plan map-set and background report can be viewed at Planning Western Australia official site.

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