Girramay People Aboriginal Corporation
The Girramay People are the recognised native title holders of around 475 ha in north Queensland as a key part of a broad agreement package with the Queensland Government and the Cassowary Coast Regional Council. On 10 December 2009, the Federal Court of Australia made a consent determination recognising:
- non-exclusive native title rights and interests over 16 parcels of Unallocated State Land from Cardwell to Bilyana and Murray Upper area, 185 km south of Cairns; and
- non-exclusive rights to hunt, fish, camp, gather and exchange plant and animal resources, conduct ceremonies and meetings, protect significant sites and be buried in the area.
The Girramay People’s native title claim was lodged in 1997.