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Australia. Office of the Aboriginal Land Commissioner
Title
Alligator Rivers stage II land claim : report / by the Aboriginal Land Commissioner to the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and to the Administrator of the Northern Territory, 2 July, 1981
Call Number
Nq 328.94 AUS
Created/Published
Canberra : Government Printer, 1982
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124
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ALLIGATOR RIVERS STAGE II LAND CLAIM Report by the Aboriginal Land Commissioner to the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and to the Administrator of the Northern Territory 2 July 1981 1
Alligator Rivers Stage II Land Claim Report by the Aboriginal Land Commissioner, Mr Justice Toohey, to the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and to the Administrator of the Northern Territory 5
CONTENTS 11
Background to the claim 15
The present claim 16
Dates of hearing 17
Splitting the claim 17
History of Alligator Rivers Region 18
Displacement of Aboriginal people 20
Organisation of land-owning groups 23
Clan and language group organisation 24
The land claim 25
Ten claims or one? 26
Relevance of Ranger Uranium Environmental Inquiry 27
Bunidj clan, Ka:kudju language 28
Mirarr clan, Kundjey’mi language 35
Dadjbaku clan, Kundjey’mi language 37
Mirarr clan, Erre language 41
Djindibi clan, Ka:kudju language 46
Limilngan or Minidja language group 48
Ngombur language group—Murumburr clan 53
Bukurni:dja language group 54
Mandjurlngunj clan—Maung and Mengerrdji language 54
Traditional owners—summary 55
Formal findings 56
Functions of Commissioner 57
Strength of attachment 57
Desire to live on the land 58
Matters for comment—number of Aboriginals advantaged; nature and extent ol advantage 59
Recommendations 59
Advantage—specific considerations 63
Agreed payments, rent and mining royalties 63
Use or occupation 63
Detriment to Aboriginals 64
Spiritual and psychological consequences 64
The notion of detriment 64
The Commonwealth-Kakadu National Park 65
The Kakadu National Park—management and conservation 68
Commonwealth—Office of the Supervising Scientist 70
CSIRO Research Station at Kapalga 70
Kakadu National Park—conclusions 70
Australian Telecommunications Commission 71
Commonwealth Bureau of Animal Health 71
Commonwealth policy on exploration and mining in the region 72
Australian Atomic Energy Commission: Austatom No. 1 Prospect 74
Mineral exploration—Northern Territory Government 74
Peko Wallsend Operations Ltd and Electrolytic Zinc Company of Australasia Ltd 76
Peko E-Z: detriment 81
Peko E-Z: summary 83
Northern Territory Government: general comments 84
Northern Territory Government—power 84
Northern Territory Government—tourism 85
Northern Territory Government—water 85
Northern Territory Government—Conservation Commission 86
Northern Territory Government—proposed Alligator Rivers Region Airport 86
Roads 87
Commercial fishermen 92
Detriment—fishing 92
Amateur fishermen 95
Detriment—Mr F. H. Pocock 96
Detriment—Mr H. Schimmel 97
Detriment—Point Stuart station 97
Detriment—Camp Concern 98
Detriment—Mr J. W. Reid and Emblem Pty Ltd 98
Detriment—Mr R. J. Roos 98
Land usage—Pancontinental Mining Limited 99
Land usage—youth hostels 99
Postscript 102
Summary of findings, recommendations and comments 102
CONSULTANT 106
LEGAL REPRESENTATIVES 106
WITNESSES 107
LIST OF EXHIBITS 108

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