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Shire of Mornington
Queensland
Mornington island.jpg
Mornington Island from space, September 1991
Population: 934
Established: 1978
Mayor: Lou Rojhan
Council Seat: Gununa
State District: Mount Isa
Federal Division: Kennedy
LGAs around Shire of Mornington:
Gulf of Carpentaria
Gulf of Carpentaria Shire of Mornington Gulf of Carpentaria
Burke Doomadgee Burke

Shire of Mornington is a Local Government Area in north west Queensland, Australia. The Shire covers Mornington Island and neighbouring islands in the Wellesley Islands group in the Gulf of Carpentaria.

The administrative centre for the shire is the township of Gununa, on Mornington Island. In 2001, the Shire had a population of 934, of which 88.2% were Aboriginal.[1]

The shire was formed in 1978 as a result of the Queensland Government's decision to take over control of the islands. The local community sought the assistance of the Federal Government to overturn the decision. The establishment of self governance for the community under a Local Government model was the result of the ensuing discussions.[2]

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