Native title rights for two Aboriginal groups in South Australia have been recognised in consecutive Federal Court hearings last month.
Adnyamathanha Traditional Lands Association (Aboriginal Corporation) RNTBC
Determination: In effect - Finalised
Determination: In effect - Not Finalised
Determination: Conditional - Full
Outcome: Native title does not exist
Outcome: Native title exists (exclusive)
Outcome: Native title exists (non-exclusive)
Outcome: Native title extinguished
On 30 March 2009, Justice Mansfield made two consent determinations recognising the rights and interests of the Adnyamathanha People covering 41,085sq km of land in and around the Flinders Ranges. The determinations give the Adnyamathanha People non-exclusive rights including access for ceremonial or cultural activities, hunting and camping. The determinations also resolve a claim over the 918sq km Flinders Ranges National Park and another claim including 367sq km Angepena pastoral lease. An Indigenous land use agreement (ILUA) for the co-management of the Flinders Ranges National Park has also been finalised. The agreement reflects the Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges National Park agreement, registered in 2006.
This is the fourth native title determination in South Australia, following De Rose Hill in 2005, Yankunytjatjara/Antakirinja in 2006 and Witjira National Park in 2008.
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Bevin Mailman, Brian Bero
0456 186 773
PO Box 4014, PORT AUGUSTA SA 5700
C/- Johnston Withers PO Box 4014, ADELAIDE SA 5000
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Traditional owners of the Flinders and Gammon ranges have been handed rights over 41,000 square kilometres of land in the state's biggest ever native title claim.
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