Malu Ki'ai (Torres Strait Islanders) Corporation RNTBC

Legend of map layers

Native title does not exist

Native title exists (exclusive)

Native title exists (non-exclusive)

Native title extinguished

ILUA registered

ILUA in notification

ILUA notification ended

ILUA subject to objection (not withdrawn) and/or adverse material

Future Act notices current

Show and hide map layers using the layer switcher icon Map layers icon at the top right of the map.

The Malui Ki’ai (Torres Strait Islanders) Corporation administers the recognised native title rights and interests of the Boigu people. The Boigu people have native title over the Talbot Islands, including, the most northerly inhabited island in the Torres Strait, Boigu Island, and 14 nearby uninhabited islands and islets. The Boigu people’s rights over the land were recognised in the People of Boigu Island #2 determination. The claim leading to this determination was first lodged in 1998 by Sipau Gibuma on behalf of all the families of the Boigu people. The claim was amended a number of times and negotiations (including two Indigenous Land Use Agreements) continued until and all parties agreed to recognise the Boigu people’s native title rights in 2005. These rights include:

  • Exclusive possession of land, and
  • Non-exclusive right to use water and hunt and collect from it for personal, non-commercial or domestic communal uses.

The Federal Court approved the party’s agreement and determined that native title exists in the determination area and can be exercised in the ways agreed to by the parties during negotiations.

Type of RNTBC
Contact name
Keith Pabai
Contact number
07 4090 1333
Postal address
Lot 16 Toby Street, Boigu Island via THURSDAY ISLAND QLD 4875
Office address
Lot 16 Toby Street, Boigu Island via THURSDAY ISLAND QLD 4875
PBC size
Date of incorporation
Date of registration
ICN (Indigenous Corporation Number)
PBC activity feed

There were no matching results. Please try a different search.

Determination outcomes

Name FC name Tribunal number Determined outcome Area