Western Australia's Government has confirmed the new name for the iconic King Leopold Ranges, with the name of the Belgian "tyrant" set to be permanently removed from the Kimberley landscape. It will now be known as the Wunaamin-Miliwundi Range.
Bunuba Dawangarri 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
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08 9191 5297
PO Box 264, FITZROY CROSSING WA 6765
4 Forrest Road, FITZROY CROSSING WA 6765
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The Bunuba people in the Kimberley have been recognised as the traditional owners and granted native title to more than 6,500 kilometres of land. The native title claim which has been in the Federal Court for 13 years was yesterday concluded with celebrations in Geieke Gorge, near Fitzroy Crossing.
Bunuba People gain recognition of their native title rights over a significant area of land stretching from Fitzroy Crossing to the South East, the Leopold Range to the North East, the Oscar Range to the South West and the Napier Range to the North West.
A 13-year Federal Court battle ended today in the Kimberley as Justice Gilmour formally recognised the native title rights and interests of the Bunuba people over 6528sqkm of land and waters in the Fitzroy Valley in a special “on country” court session.
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