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Gunggandji-Mandingalbay Yidinji Peoples
PBC Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC

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Overview

The Gunggandji-Mandingalby Yidinji Peoples PBC Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC manages native title rights and interests on behalf of the Mandingalbay Yidinji and Gunggandji peoples. A claim was lodged by the two Indigenous groups, the Mandingalbay Yidinji and the Gunggandji, as both groups enjoy an ‘exclusive’ or unique ancestrally-based association with the claimed area, one which expresses their entitlement to publicly identify with this country based upon the laws and customs of ‘respectful communication’.

The Gunggandji people were the main occupants of the Cape Grafton area when the Anglican mission at Mission Bay was established in 1892.

The Mandingalbay Yidinji people are part of a large Aboriginal nation, the Yidinji people. The Yidinji people occupied an area inland and largely to the west of the escarpment surrounding the Cairns area.

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).