Native title determined for remote WA land

Native title determined for remote WA land

A FEDERAL Court judge has travelled to a remote part of WA to deliver a native title determination covering about 6805 square kilometres.

Justice Bernard Murphy travelled to Gascoyne Junction to deliver the consent determination in favour of the Thiin-Mah, Warriyangka, Tharrkari and Jiwarli people.

They were first recognised as native title holders in the area in 2009 and the latest determination has added about 6805 square kilometres of land to their claim.

“We stand on the shoulders of our ancestors and I know that they would be proud that our connection to country has been honoured today,” traditional owner Herbert Eagles said.

Aboriginal Affairs Minister Ben Wyatt was on-country for the determination and congratulated all involved.

“This was a historic day and the culmination of years of hard work and negotiation,” Mr Wyatt told AAP.

 

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