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Ewamian People Pastoral Memoranda of Understanding (MoU)

Category: Agreement
Date: 1 January 2004
Sub Category:Memorandum of Understanding
Location:Queensland, Australia
Central North Queensland, Australia.
Subject Matter:Access | Land Use | Native Title | Pastoral Activities | Recognition of Traditional Rights and Interests
Summary Information:
The Ewamian People native title claimants have signed five separate voluntary Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with Queensland pastoralists.

The MoUs acknowledge the Ewamian people as traditional owners and settle issues of access to the pastoral properties, provide for areas of particular significance to the Ewamian people to be protected, and allow for certain traditional activities to be undertaken on the pastoral properties (Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical Savannas, 2004: Australian Government, 2006).

Five MoUs were initially signed by pastoralists from the Ballynure, Percyvale, Eight Mile, Ados and Gum Flat pastoral properties. The MoUs may lead to formal Indigenous Land Use Agreements.

The agreements have facilitated further ecological and cultural heritage protection and management activities, and provide greater certainty for all parties to the agreements as to their respective rights, and how those rights can be exercised without adversely affecting the rights and interests of others (Australian Government, 2006).

Related Entries

Agreement
  • Pastoral Access Memorandum of Understanding Sample
  • Organisation
  • Ewamian Aboriginal Corporation - Signatory
  • People
  • Ewamian People - Signatory

  • References

    Media Release
    National Native Title Tribunal Queensland Pastoralists and Traditional Owners Agree on Use and Access of Pastoral Lands
    Resource
    Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical Savannas Management (Jan-March 2004) "Savanna Links"
    ABC News (14/3/2004) "Ewamian people negotiate historic farm access"
    Australian Government (2006) "Natural Resource Management: NRM funded projects"
    Australian Government "Northern Gulf Indigenous Savanna Group"

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    Memorandum of Understanding

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