Public Notice – Wakka Wakka People Native Title Authorisation Meeting

Event Details

The Wakka Wakka People have made two claimant applications to the Federal Court of Australia seeking recognition of their native title rights and interests under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth). The claims are Wakka Wakka People #3 (QUD621/2011) and Wakka Wakka People #4 (QUD91/2012) (‘the Native Title Claims’).

Wakka Wakka People Native Title Authorisation Meeting details as follows:-

Date: Saturday, 16 February 2019

Venue: Murgon RSL, 70 Gore St, Murgon QLD 4605

Time: 9:30am (registration commencing at 9:00am)

The purpose of the Authorisation Meeting is to:

1.CONSIDER anthropological materials and legal advice relating to ‘Taabinga Harry’ and ‘Nellie, mother of Elsie Fitzgerald’, and each of their descendants;

2. Subject to #1 above, AUTHORISE the amendment of the claim group description for the Native Title Claims to include the descendants of Taabinga Harry and/or Nellie, mother of Elsie Fitzgerald;

3. Subject to #2 above, AUTHORISE persons to continue to be the Applicant, or to replace the existing Applicant, for the Native Title Claims, and to make the applications and deal with matters arising in relation to the Native Title Claims; and

4. CONFIRM the decisions made at Meeting #3 held on 1 December 2018 at Gayndah, including authorising the Applicant to agree to settlement of Wakka Wakka People #3 and Part A of Wakka Wakka People #4 on the terms of proposed consent determination orders.

See the full Public Notice here.


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