content-left-bg.png
content-right-bg.png

St Paul's Village - St Paul’s Ngurpay Lag

WebPartZone1_1
PublishingPageContent

​Head of Campus: Kaltie Tabuai

Phone: (07) 4214 8111 | Fax: (07) 4069 4323

Email: the.principal@stpaulsss.eq.edu.au

Campus enrolment: 56 Students

Year Levels: Kindy to Year 6

Community Snapshot

Population: 248*

Cluster: Near Western Islands

Island: Moa Island

St Paul’s Community is located on the northern end of Moa Island. Moa Island is the second largest island in the Torres Strait. Similar to surrounding islands, Moa is characterised by mounds of rock and is lightly vegetated and well-watered. St Paul’s is accessible by boat or airstrip - 20 minutes drive away in Kubin Community.

The traditional language spoken on Moa is Kulkalgal Ya (KLY).

After the forced repatriation of Pacific Islander labourers, following the federal government’s introduction of a restrictive immigration policy in 1904, the Queensland Government set aside a reserve Moa Islands’ eastern shore for those who managed to remain in Queensland, many of whom had married Torres Strait Islanders and Aboriginal people. In 1908, the Anglican Church began developing St Paul's Mission. They also established the St Paul's Native Training College. A community council was established under the Torres Strait Islander Act 1939, and in 1985 the St Pauls Community gained ownership of their land through a Deed of Grant in Trust.

*Source: 2016 Census

WebPartZone1_2
st-pauls-green-thumb-club-2--002- st-pauls-green-thumb-club-2
WebPartZone2_1
WebPartZone2_2
WebPartZone2_3
WebPartZone3_1
WebPartZone3_2
WebPartZone3_3
WebPartZone3_4
WebPartZone4_1
WebPartZone5_1
WebPartZone5_2
WebPartZone6_1
WebPartZone6_2
WebPartZone7_1
WebPartZone7_2
WebPartZone8_1
WebPartZone8_2
WebPartZone9_1
Last reviewed 15 September 2023
Last updated 15 September 2023