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Aboriginal Mission Station, Bloomfield River (1886 - 1887)

  • Bloomfield River Mission House, 1886

    Bloomfield River Mission House, 1886, courtesy of Picture Queensland, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland.
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From
1886
To
1887
Categories
Government-run, Home and Mission
Alternative Names
  • Mission Station

The Aboriginal Mission Station, Bloomfield River, north-west of Cooktown, in the Daintree region, was run by the Colonial Secretary. It opened in 1886 and in 1887 control of the Mission was handed over to the Lutheran Church. Children on the Mission may have been housed in dormitories, however this cannot be confirmed

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Location

1886 - 1887
Location - The Aboriginal Mission Station, Bloomfield River was situated north-west of Cooktown, in the Daintree region. Location: Daintree

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 1886 - 1887 Aboriginal Mission Station, Bloomfield River
       1887 - 1902 Bloomfield River Mission

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Bloomfield River Mission House, 1886
Title
Bloomfield River Mission House, 1886
Type
Image
Date
1886
Source
Picture Queensland, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

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Sources used to compile this entry: Douglas Shire Historical Society (NQ) Inc., Brief History of Bloomfield, Wajul Wajul, Far North Queensland, Douglas Historical Society, 2013, http://www.douglashistory.org.au/Bloomfield-Wujal-Wujal.27.0.html; Ganter, Regina, German Missionaries in Queensland - Bloomfield (Wujal-Wujal), Griffith University, 2009, http://missionaries.griffith.edu.au/qld-mission/bloomfield-wujal-wujal.

Prepared by: Lee Butterworth