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Karajarri People

Category: People
Sub Category:Native Title Holders (Native Title Act)
Location:West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
Summary Information:
AIATSIS Thesaurus language code and map grid reference: (A64) (WA SE51-10)

For more information, refer to the AIATSIS Thesauri (see reference below).


The Karajarri People are the Aboriginal owners of country stretching across the Great Sandy Desert and along the Indian Ocean coastline for more than 200 kilometres. They are also custodians of the western part of the Canning Basin, the largest undeveloped sedimentary groundwater basin in Western Australia. In February 2002, the Federal Court gave legal recognition to the Karajarri People's native title rights over a 24,725 sq km area of land in the western Kimberley region. (Nangkiriny v State of Western Australia[2002] FCA 660).

Related Entries

Agreement
  • Nangkiriny v State of Western Australia [2002] FCA 660 (12 February 2002)
  • Nangkiriny v State of Western Australia [2004] FCA 1156 (8 September 2004)
  • Bidyadanga Initial Works Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Hunter & Ors v State of Western Australia [2012] FCA 690 - Native Title Claimant
  • Organisation
  • Karajarri Traditional Lands Association (Aboriginal Corporation)
  • People
  • John Dudu Nangkiriny and others on behalf of the Karajarri People

  • References

    Case Law
    Commonwealth of Australia (2002) Nangjiriny v State of Western Australia [2002] FCA 660
    Resource
    Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) (2007) AIATSIS Thesauri

    Glossary

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Australia) | Native Title Holders (Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)) (Australia) | Consent Determination (Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)) (Australia)

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