Aboriginal Shire of Napranum

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Aboriginal Shire of Napranum
Map of Napranum Aboriginal Shire (shown in yellow), 2017.jpg
Disjoint areas of Napranum Aboriginal Shire are shown in yellow, 2017
Aboriginal Shire of Napranum is located in Queensland
Aboriginal Shire of Napranum
Aboriginal Shire of Napranum
Coordinates12°41′01″S 141°53′16″E / 12.6837°S 141.8879°E / -12.6837; 141.8879Coordinates: 12°41′01″S 141°53′16″E / 12.6837°S 141.8879°E / -12.6837; 141.8879
Population957 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density0.48310/km2 (1.2512/sq mi)
Area1,980.97 km2 (764.9 sq mi)
Council seatNapranum
RegionFar North Queensland
State electorate(s)Cook
Federal Division(s)Leichhardt
Napranum Aboriginal Shire Council Logo.png
WebsiteAboriginal Shire of Napranum
LGAs around Aboriginal Shire of Napranum:
Gulf of Carpentaria Mapoon Cook
Weipa Napranum Cook
Gulf of Carpentaria Aurukun Cook

The Aboriginal Shire of Napranum is a local government area in Far North Queensland, Australia.[2] It is on the western side of the Cape York Peninsula around Weipa.


Most local government areas are a single contiguous area (possibly including islands). However, Aboriginal Shires are often defined as a number of disjoint areas each containing an Indigenous community. In the case of the Aboriginal Shire of Napranum, it consists of several disjoint parts of the locality of Mission River (remainder in Shire of Cook) with the town of Napranum as its seat.[3]


Napranum Shire Council operate an Indigenous Knowledge Centre at Napranum.[4]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Napranum (S)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 24 February 2019. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Local Government (Community Government Areas) Act 2004". Queensland Legislation: In Force. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Mission River - locality in the Aboriginal Shire of Napranum (entry 45794)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Napranum Aboriginal Shire Council". Public Libraries Connect. State Library of Queensland. 20 September 2016. Retrieved 2 February 2018.