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Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Land Rights Act 1981 (SA)
|Binomial Name: ||State of South Australia|
|Location:||South Australia, Australia|
|The lands that are the subject of this legislation are located approximately 1,200 km north of Adelaide. |
|Subject Matter:||Cultural Heritage | Mining and Minerals | Native Title | Recognition of Native Title or Traditional Ownership|
|Summary Information: |
|The Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjarra Land Rights Act 1981 (SA) (APYLRA) was formerly known as the Pitjantjatjara Land Rights Act 1981 (SA).|
According to the Objects (s 4A), the APYLRA was enacted to provide for, and thus acknowledge, Anangu ownership of the land; to establish the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjarra as a body corporate; and to 'provide for efficient and accountable administration and management of lands by Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjarra.'
The APYLRA authorised the Governor to grant land in the north-west area of South Australia (including land in the North-West Reserve and a number of pastoral leases) in freehold to the Anangu Pitjantjatjara. On 30 October 1981, about 102,650 square kilometres (or about 10.4% of the State of South Australia) was granted to the Anangu Pitjantjatjara under the Act. Communities on the Lands include: Amata, Fregon, Indulkana, Mimili, Pipalyatjara, and Pukatja (Ernabella).
The Anangu Pitjantjatjara is a body corporate with an Executive Board comprising a chairperson and 10 other members elected at an annual general meeting. All Pitjantjatjara, Yankunytjatjara and Ngaanyatjarra people who are traditional owners of any part of the Lands are members.
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