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27 Jul, 2011

PDF fact sheet of Gunditjmara native title rights

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8 Mar, 2018
30 Jul, 2011

On July 27th The Gunditjmara and Eastern Maar peoples were granted native title ownership of Deen Maar Island, also known as Lady Julia Percy Island, and 4000 hectares of Crown land between Dunkeld and Yambuk on Victoria's south-west coast. The announcement came after a 15 year long legal struggle. The decision was handed down by Justice North at a special hearing of the Federal Court held at the Yambuk.

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8 Mar, 2018
1 Aug, 2011

The Gunditjmara and Eastern Maar indigenous community won native title claims in south-east Victoria last week, but lessons learnt from previous wins show a long road still lies ahead.

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8 Mar, 2018
25 Aug, 2013

After a 15-year legal saga, native title rights have been granted to two Aboriginal groups in a moving Federal Court session on Victoria's coast.

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8 Mar, 2018

Attorney-General Robert Clark today joined indigenous groups, the Commonwealth and members of the community at a special sitting of the Federal Court to recognise the native title rights of the Gunditjmara and Eastern Maar people, in Victoria’s south-west.

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11 May, 2018

A group of NSW Aboriginal people who won the first native title claim on the Australian mainland following the historic Mabo decision yesterday celebrated a $6.1 million compensation payout which the state government has made 14 years later.

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7 Mar, 2018

In Australia, the Dunghutti Aboriginal People are made up of eight tribal groups that reside in the continent’s Macleay Valley region. Their way of life was disrupted by White settlers, and they eventually lost rights to their land. However, the Native Title Act of 1993 gave way to the Dunghutti people to become the first group of aboriginals to lay claim to lands on this day in 1997.

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8 Dec, 2017

THE Dunghutti Elders Council (DEC) is investigating the possibility of a ‘blanket land claim’ over all traditional Dunghutti tribal land.

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8 Dec, 2017

On October 9, the Dunghutti people of northern NSW became the first Aboriginal nation to win land under native title legislation on mainland Australia. The announcement came just one day after the federal government declared its intention to effectively dismember the legislation.

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8 Dec, 2017

Tribunal President Justice Robert French today congratulated the Dunghutti people on gaining a place in Australian history as the first determined holders of native title on the Australian mainland.

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8 Dec, 2017

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