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Kulkalgal (Torres Strait Islanders) Corporation

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Overview

The Kulkalgal (Torres Strait Islanders) Corporation administers the native title rights and interests recognised over Aureed Island in December 2004 on behalf of its members located on Poruma, Warraber and Masig Islands. The application leading to the Kulkalgal determination was lodged by Father Napoleon Warria in February 2001. Following his death, Lota Warria proceeded with the application on behalf of the native title applicants people. This claim was mediated by the parties over three years. The parties agreed to recognise:

In December 2004, the Federal Court granted the orders sought by the parties, approving their negotiated agreement, without independently hearing the determination application.

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).