Buurabalayji Thalanyji Aboriginal Corporation

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The Buurabalayji Thalanyji Aboriginal Corporation is the Prescribed Body Corporate for the Thalanyji People. The Thalanyji People ‘s native title rights and interests over about 11,120sq km of land in the West Pilbara were recognized in a consent determination. Under the determination the Thalanyji People have non-exclusive rights to mainly pastoral land in the Shire of Ashburton, as well as some land in and around the Onslow townsite and port area. The original claim was filed in 1999 and combined two existing applications. Five indigenous land use agreements (ILUAs) have been registered and deal with the relationship between the rights and interests of native title holders and pastoralists.

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).