Gunggandji PBC Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC

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The claim relates to two applications made by the Gurubana Gunggandji and Gungandji People in 1994 and 1995, which were joined in 2001 and registered in 2008. In a consent determination, the Federal Court recognised the Gunggandji People’s:

  • Exclusive native title rights in relation to around 7508 hectares of land and

  • Non-exclusive native title rights over 789 hectares of land and waters.

The consent determination area lies in the vicinity of Yarrabah in far north Queensland and includes the northern part of the Yarrabah Deed of Grant in Trust (‘DOGIT’), including Yarrabah township, the foreshores of Mission Bay, Cape Grafton, Turtle Bay, Wide Bay and Oombunghi beach, part of Malbon Thompson Forest Reserve and two parcels of land on Fitzroy island.

The Gunggandji People negotiated with the State of Queensland, Cairns Regional Council, Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council, Black and White (Quick Service) Taxis Pty Ltd, Ergon Energy Corporation Ltd. Miles Electronics Pty Ltd, Seven Network (Operations) Ltd, Southern Cross Media Australia Pty Ltd, Telstra Corporation Ltd and a number of Yarrabah residents to reach the consent determination.

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07 4056 9126
Postal address
C/- Post Office, YARRABAH QLD 4871
Office address
13 Smith Street, YARRABAH QLD 4871
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The Federal Court of Australia this week recognised the Warrungu People’s native title rights and interests over its traditional lands in Far North Queensland in a consent determination handed down in Cardwell.

The Federal Court of Australia today recognised the Combined Gunggandji People’s Native Title rights and interests over approximately 7,528 hectares of land at Yarrabah in Far North Queensland. The determination is the result of claims first lodged by the Gurubana Gunggandji and Les Murgha and Vincent Schrieber (Gungandji People) in 1994 and 1995 respectively.

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