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Kowanyama Aboriginal Community

Category: People
Location:Kowanyama, Far North Queensland, Australia
Summary Information:


'The Kowanyama community is a Deed of Grant in Trust (DOGIT) land which comprises the direct descendants of the Indigenous habitants of the Lower Mitchell and Alice Rivers and neighbouring areas now held by pastoral tenants. These include the Kokoberra, Yir Yorant (or Kokomnjen) and Kunjen clans.

The Kowanyama community has a population of approximately 1,200 (as of June 2001), with about 93 per cent of the total population being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin.' (Queensland Government, January 2007)

Related Entries

Agreement
  • Pormpuraaw 'Rowoarr Community Justice Rehabilitation Service' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)
  • Kowanyama People v State of Queensland [2009] FCA 1192 (22 October 2009) - Native Title Claimant
  • Kowanyama People - Child Safe House Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Errk Oykangand National Park (Cape York Peninsula Aboriginal Land) Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Carpentaria Shire Council Kowanyama Area Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Part B)
  • People
  • Inkerman Traditional Owners

  • References

    Newspaper Article
    ACT for Kids (2009) Keeping Indigenous kids in their communities
    Resource
    Meeting Challenges, Making Choices Kowanyama

    Glossary

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Australia) | Deed of Grant in Trust (DOGIT) (Australia)

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