Kulyamba Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC

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The native title rights and interests of the Thudgari People were recognized over 10,500sq km of pastoral country in the upper Gascoyne region of Western Australia. The determination was made 12 years after the claim was lodged in 1997. The determination recognises non-exclusive native title rights and interests over about 10,500sq km of land in the claim area including the right to access the area to camp, erect structures, hold ceremonies, protect significant sites and take flora, fauna and fish.

The determination area covers 15 pastoral stations including Ullawarra Station, a cattle property leased by the Thudgari People. As a part of the determination, 14 indigenous land use agreements (ILUAs) have been signed to determine access rights to the pastoral areas. Native title over 1,000sq km of the Barlee Range Nature Reserve was not recognized as it had been extinguished after being vested under the WA Land Act 1933 as a reserve in 1969.

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).