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Patta Aboriginal Corporation

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Overview

The Patta Aboriginal Corporation administers land on behalf of the Patta Warumungu people. Their ownership was recognised by the Tennant Creek No.2 decision of September 2007.

This determination arose from a claim to native title filed by the Patta Warumungu people in July 2006 over the Tennant Creek Township. This claim was swiftly negotiated between the claimants and the Northern Territory government. All parties agreed to recognise the claimants’ native title rights to use and enjoy the land and waters of the determination area.

The native title rights and interests include:

Managed by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)
AIATSIS acknowledges the funding support of the Native Title Branch of
the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C).