Anglican Church Missionary Ernest Gribble began to regularly visit the Aboriginal tribe who originally inhabited the Yarrabah area living a very traditional lifestyle.

These visits by Missionary Ernest Gribble were to encourage the tribe to move to a mission settlement he was in the process of setting up.

With the help of the tribes leader Menmuny, the tribe moved to the mission now know as Yarrabah Community.

With the closing of the mission in the late 1960's, the new Yarrabah Community came under the Queensland Government. The first Yarrabah Community Aboriginal Council was established.

In 1986 , Yarrabah Community received its Deed Of Grant In Trust land tenure status making the Yarrabah Community Council self governing.

Yarrabah Aboriginal Community is situated 37km south of Cairns, Queensland, Australia.

The population is approximately 3,000 people.

There are many services providers in the community including its own hospital, primary and secondary schools, preschool, library, shops and a museum to name a few.


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Yarrabah Aboriginal Council

Telephone: + 61 7 4056 9120

Fax: + 61 7 40 56 9167

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