History

Today Injinoo village has approximately 475 residents. Housing standards have improved dramatically and substantial housing construction works have been undertaken over recent years.

The re-establishment of a school has been one of the community’s great achievements. The Cowal Creek school, originally commenced after petition from the Aboriginal people at the settlement, had been closed down by the Department of Native Affairs once they assumed management of the reserve.

Injinoo has a local female Anglican Deacon (the first female indigenous deacon ordained in the Anglican Church) and local indigenous headmaster at the primary school.

Not all of the Traditional Owners of the area live in Injinoo, some have married and settled into the other 4 communities in the Northern Peninsula Area and others have moved farther afield.