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Milikapiti is a village on the northern coast of Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia. At the 2011 census, Milikapiti had a population of 447.[1]

It is 105 kilometres (65 mi) by air from Darwin. Fly Tiwi airlines fly twice daily to and from Darwin servicing Milikapiti. The flight takes approximately 25 minutes.

The day-to-day management of the Milikapiti community is the responsibility of the Tiwi Islands Regional Council.


Milikapiti was founded in the 1941 as the Snake Bay government aboriginal settlement.[2]

In 1942, aborigines from Snake Bay captured Australia's first Japanese prisoner of war, Sergeant Hajime Toyoshima, who crash-landed on Melville Island after his plane was damaged while bombing Darwin.[3] The Snake Bay Patrol was also formed from local Indigenous Australians during World War II.

Community services and facilities

  • Store and Take Away
  • ATM facilities
  • Post Office facilities
  • School and Pre School
  • Recreation Hall
  • Basketball court
  • Football oval
  • Library
  • Centrelink agency
  • Women's Centre
  • Health Centre
  • Club (open 4.30pm - 7.30pm 4 days per week)
  • Public Garage
  • St Monica's Catholic Church
  • Museum
  • Jilamara Arts and Crafts

Notes and references

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Milikapiti (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 November cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output .citation q{quotes:"\"""\"""'""'"}.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-free a{background:url("//")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url("//")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url("//")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-ws-icon a{background:url("//")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-maint{display:none;color:#33aa33;margin-left:0.3em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em} Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 21 March 2012. Retrieved 7 July 2012.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "NSW Migration Heritage Centre - 1944 Cowra POW Bugle". Retrieved 27 January 2018.

Coordinates: 11°25′19″S 130°40′26″E / 11.422°S 130.674°E / -11.422; 130.674