The Aboriginal and Islander Catholic Council (AICC) is the peak body representing the 31,000 Murri Catholics in Queensland - ‘Murri’ being the Aboriginal meaning ‘people of Queensland’.


Representatives from Brisbane, Mt Isa, Townsville, Rockhampton, Cairns and Bundeburg are represented on the Council.


In 1876 Queensland's first Indigenous land rights claim resulted from a petition by a Scottish Roman Catholic priest.



Queensland Aboriginal Resources



Murri Ministry - Brisbane

The service provides funerals, baptisms, weddings, sacraments, chaplaincy support to prisoners, community pastoral support and school educational programs.

Office address: 84 Park Road, Woolloongabba 4102

(Enter via Justice Place, 5 Abingdon Street)

Email: murriministry@bne.catholic.net.au

Phone:1300 236 822   Fax:07 3891 1931


Ngutana-Lui Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Centre, Inala

Office address:

100 Lilac Street, Inala 4077

Phone:07 3033 7200


Palm Island

Fr Emmanuel Gyamfi

AICC Palm Island

C/- Post Office

Palm Island  Q  4816

Phone: 4770 1176

Fax:  4770 1124




Ms Alice Bin Tahal

Fr Mick Peters

St Teresa's Church and Community Centre

Cnr Meenan and Longerganne Streets,

Garbutt QLD 4814

Phone: 4728 2412

Fax: 4728 2413

Email: garbuttparish@tsv.catholic.org.au


Mount Isa

Liz Dempsey


P O Box 854

Mount Isa  Q  4825

Phone:  4743 0343

Fax: 4743 6664

Email: aicc@isagsp.centacare.com.au



Deacon Ralph Madigan

St Thomas of Villanova Church - Mareeba

59 Constance Street, Mareeba QLD 4880

PO Box 308 , Mareeba QLD 4880

Phone: 07 4092 1077

Email: stthomas@ledanet.com.au

Website: www.stthomass.com.au

Fax: 07 4092 3170

Interesting Documents and other links


Catholic Missions to the Aborigines in North Queensland

From Lectures on North Queensland history. No. 4 chapter 3 pp. 54-72

Maguire, John Edited by Dalton, B. J.. Townsville. James Cook University of North Queensland, 1984.


National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council

'The peak Indigenous advisory body to the Catholic Church'

80C Payneham Rd.

Stepney SA 5069

www.natsicc.org.au   |   craig@natsicc.org.au   | 08 8363 2963


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