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Meeting as one – WCS

19 Jun

HUNDREDS of people gathered at the Far West Aboriginal Sporting Complex for the first meeting of the Far West Coast Aboriginal Corporation (FWCAC) last week. Around 200 people attended, including representatives from each of the native title claimants including the Wirangu, Mirning and Kokatha people, and representatives from Yalata, Oak Valley and the Roberts family. […]

Federal Court hearing marks native title in far west of SA – ABC

19 Jun

A Federal Court hearing in the far west of South Australia will recognise native title over almost 76,000 square kilometres of land. It amalgamates five previous and partially overlapping areas, stretching from just north of Streaky Bay to the border with Western Australia. About 80 per cent of the land is designated as national park, […]

Traditional lands handed back – WCS

19 Jun

FOLLOWING the Federal Court decision, a number of people made speeches about the importance of the day and what it mean for the local indigenous people. Guests who addressed the crowd included Kym Duggan from the Australian Attorney General’s Department, Dan McGrath from Iluka Resources and state Indigenous Affairs Minister Ian Hunter. Mr Hunter said […]

Historic day for local people – WCS

19 Jun

FAR West Aboriginal people have rejoiced after they were granted Native Title of over 75,000 kilometres of land following a special sitting of the Federal Court at Lake Pidinga, near Yalata on Thursday. The hearing was to provide Consent Determination over claims from the Far West Coast claim group to recognise Native Title rights and […]

Far West Native Title passed – WCS

19 Jun

ABORIGINAL people from across the Far West Coast celebrated after a vote was passed to approve the terms of the Far West Coast Native Title Claim on Saturday. Representatives of the six claimant groups met at the Far West Aboriginal Sporting Complex from Thursday to Saturday to learn the terms put forward by the South […]