Elim Aboriginal Mission
This mission was established in 1885 on the north shore at Cape Bedford near Cooktown in Queensland. While it initially flourished, Elim’s future became grim and the people were relocated to Hope Valley. At the beginning of World War II the people were relocated to Woorabinda Aboriginal Mission.
Over the next 10 years approximately a quarter of the people relocated to Woorabinda from Hope Valley died. In 1949, the people returned home to a new site called Hope Vale. Hope Vale was the first community in Queensland to receive land under Deed Of Grant In Trust arrangements. The 1996 census population of Hope Vale was 671.