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Australia. Office of the Aboriginal Land Commissioner
Title
Nicholson River (Waanyi/Garawa) land claim, July 1984 / Aboriginal Land Commissioner
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Nq 328.94 AUS
Created/Published
Canberra : Government Printer, 1985
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82
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ABORIGINAL LAND COMMISSIONER Nicholson River (Waanyi/ Garawa) Land Claim 1
Micholson River (Waanyi/Garawa) Land Claim Report by the Aboriginal Land Commissioner to the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and to the Administrator for the Northern Territory 3
Contents 11
History of the claim 13
Nature of the land claimed 13
Status of the land 13
The land claimed 13
History of the claim area and the claimants 15
The Northern Territory - Queensland border: a preliminary issue 15
The claimants and their claims 20
Waanyi/Garawa social organisation 20
Incorporation 23
Local descent group: General 23
Common spiritual affiliation: sites, estates and totemic significance 25
Primary spiritual responsibility 26
Estate A: Najabarra 28
Estates, sites and dreamings 28
Estate B: Guyanda 30
Estate C: (unnamed) 32
Estate D: Liliriji country 32
Estate E: Jumbarana 33
Estate F: unnamed 34
Estate G: Mumuja country 34
Estate Ha: unnamed 35
Estate Hb: South Nicholson Creek 35
Estate I: unnamed 37
Estate J: unnamed 37
Estates Ha and Hb 37
Succession to estates: general 39
Estate E 40
Estate F 40
Estate I 41
General 42
Traditional Aboriginal owners—the evidence 42
Estate A 44
Estate B 44
Estate C 45
Estate D 45
Estate E 45
Estate F 45
Estate G 45
Estate Ha 46
Estate Hb 46
Estate I 46
Estate J 46
Traditional Aboriginal owners: entitlement to forage 46
Traditional Aboriginal owners: conclusions 47
Strength of traditional attachment 48
Living on traditional country 51
Strength of attachment: conclusions 51
Formal findings 53
Estate A 54
Estate B 56
Estate C 57
Estate D 59
Estates E and Ha 60
Estates F, I and J 61
Estate G 62
Estate Hb 64
Matter for comment—number of Aboriginals advantaged 65
Recommendations 65
Detriment—mining 66
Matter for comment—detriment 66
Matter for comment—nature and extent of advantage 66
Detriment—disease control 67
Detriment—Grazing Licence No. 2107 Northern Industries Pty Ltd 68
Detriment—fire risk 69
Detriment—security 70
Detriment—summary 70
Detriment—use of access roads 70
Matter for comment—land usage 71
Conservation aspects 73
Summary of findings, recommendations and comments 73
Consultant Anthropologist 74
Legal representatives 74
List of witnesses 74
List of exhibits 75
Appendix 1: Written submission re border issue by Mr R. S. O’Regan 78
Appendix 2: Schematic representation of estate boundaries 80
Appendix 3: Roads in the claim area 81

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Australia. Office of the Aboriginal Land Commissioner & Australia. Parliament & Australia. Department of Aboriginal Affairs & Northern Territory. Administrator. (1985). Nicholson River (Waanyi/Garawa) land claim, July 1984 Retrieved November 28, 2020, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-1746258822

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Australia. Office of the Aboriginal Land Commissioner, Australia. Parliament, Australia. Department of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Territory. Administrator. Nicholson River (Waanyi/Garawa) land claim, July 1984 Canberra: Government Printer, 1985. Web. 28 November 2020 <http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-1746258822>

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Australia. Office of the Aboriginal Land Commissioner & Australia. Parliament & Australia. Department of Aboriginal Affairs & Northern Territory. Administrator. 1985, Nicholson River (Waanyi/Garawa) land claim, July 1984 Government Printer, Canberra viewed 28 November 2020 http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-1746258822

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