Exclusive rights have been given to the Gangalidda and Garawa people in the state's northwest. The announcement was made at a formal ceremony in the gulf yesterday. NB - This is VERY SHORT ARTICLE and this paragraph is almost the entire thing.
The Federal Court has handed down a native title declaration for a tract of land near Burketown in Queensland's Gulf of Carpentaria. Exclusive rights have been given to the Gangalidda and Garawa people in the state's north-west. NB - This is VERY SHORT ARTICLE and this paragraph is almost the entire thing.
The National Native Title Tribunal has placed advertisements in metropolitan and regional newspapers today, notifying people with an interest in a native title claim near Burketown in the Gulf of Carpentaria region.
At a Federal Court hearing in Burketown, Justice Jeffrey Spender made two consent determinations* over parts of the Gangalidda and Garawa Peoples’ two native title claims, recognising their exclusive native title rights over 1,860sq km of an Aboriginal Land Trust area and their non-exclusive rights over 3,950sq km of predominantly pastoral leases.
Representatives of the six claimant groups met at the Far West Aboriginal Sporting Complex from Thursday to Saturday to learn the terms put forward by the South Australian Government, voice their questions and concerns, and ultimately vote to give the claim final approval
A Federal Court hearing in the far west of South Australia will recognise native title over almost 76,000 square kilometres of land. It amalgamates five previous and partially overlapping areas, stretching from just north of Streaky Bay to the border with Western Australia.
The traditional owners are Anmatyerr and Kaytetye speakers from 13 different landholding groups. From tomorrow, the members of these groups will hold native title rights over the determination area and govern how rights and interests in land are acquired and held within the area.