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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

Traditional owners expect to be celebrating on Thursday following a Federal Court hearing in far north Queensland.

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8 Dec, 2017
The Federal Court has recognised native title rights for almost 15,000 hectares of land south of Cairns in far north Queensland.
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8 Dec, 2017

The Dulabed and Malanbarra Yidinji peoples have been recognised as native title holders in Far North Queensland after negotiating an agreement package with governments and others about their traditional land and water near Cairns.

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8 Dec, 2017

A nine-year fight for recognition by Djiru traditional owners on far north Queensland's Cassowary Coast will end today with a native title determination.

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8 Dec, 2017
1 Sep, 2011

The Djiru People have today been recognised as native title holders of 9,440 hectares of land and waters in Mission Beach and surrounding areas including areas of national parks, reserves, unallocated State land and other leases.

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9 Mar, 2018

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