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Mulga Queen Community

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Postcode(s)  6440
Postal code  6440
Lga  Shire of Laverton
State electorate(s)  Kalgoorlie
Federal division  Division of O'Connor
Mulga Queen Community
Location  150 km (93 mi) north west of Laverton

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.

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History

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

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

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.

References

Mulga Queen Community Wikipedia


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