Taroom Aboriginal Mission

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Taroom Aboriginal Mission operated in Queensland, Australia up until 1927 and apparently had a troubled history including a strike in 1916, led by Aboriginal boxer Jerry Jerome.[1]

In 1927 Taroom was replaced by Woorabinda Aboriginal Mission.[2] Aboriginal people from Taroom Aboriginal Mission were marched some 300 kilometres (190 mi) to the newly settled location.[citation needed]

The Taroom Aboriginal Mission was a neighbouring mission of the Hull River Aboriginal Settlement which relocated to Palm Island.


  1. ^ Raymond Evans (5 July 2007). A History of Queensland. Cambridge University Press. pp. 172–. ISBN 978-0-521-87692-6. 
  2. ^ Rosalind Kidd (January 1997). The Way We Civilise: Aboriginal Affairs, the Untold Story. Univ. of Queensland Press. pp. 95–. ISBN 978-0-7022-2961-9.