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Eringa, Eringa No 2, Wangkangurru/Yarluyandi and Irrwanyere Mt Dare Native Title Claim Groups v The State of South Australia  FCA 1370
|Binomial Name:||Federal Court of Australia|
|Date:||11 September 2008|
|Location:||Witjira National Park, South Australia, Australia|
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|Legal Status:||Registered on the National Native Title Register(of native title determinations).|
|Legal Reference:||Federal Court No: SAD66/2005; National Native Tribunal file No: SC05/1|
|Subject Matter:||Land Use | Native Title|
| Eringa, Eringa No 2, Wangkangurru/Yarluyandi and Irrwanyere Mt Dare Native Title Claim Groups v The State of South Australia  FCA 1370|
Edie King, Ruth McKenzie, Emily Churchill, Howard Doolan, Dean Ah Chee, Marilyn Hull on behalf of the Eringa (and Eringa No 2) Native Title Claim Group
Linda Crombie, Brenda Shields, Sharon Lucas, Haydyn Bromley, Arthur Ah Chee on behalf of the Wangkarurru/ Yarluyandi Native Title Claim Group
David Doolan, Valerie Naylon Fuschtei, Christine Lennon, Arthur Ah Chee on behalf of the Irrwanyere Mt Dare Native Title Claim Group
The State of South Australia and others
Judge: Justice (Bruce Thomas) Lander
Where Made: Dalhousie Springs, South Australia
Native title exists in relation to the entire area of the Witjira National Park. The consent determination confers non-exclusive rights to the native title holders for the use and occupation of the land, consistent with other rights and interests.
This consent determination finalises four overlapping claims over the Witjira National Park: the Irrwanyere Mt Dare claim, the Wangkangurru/ Yarluyandi claim and two claims on behalf of the Eringa native title claim group. Agreement was reached by the parties through mediation.
The Park is the subject of two leases. One is a commercial lease on Mt Dare which is used for tourism purposes. The second lease is held by the Irrwanyere Aboriginal Corporation ('the IAC lease') over the majority of the park area for the 'purposes of the use and occupation by Aboriginal people having traditional association with the Park, the enhancement of the cultural and social aspirations of those people and to achieve the management objectives set for the park under the [National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972(SA)]' (at 7).
The Park has been managed in accordance with a Management Plan adopted under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 (SA) since October 1995. In addition, the Park is subject to an Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) and a co-management agreement executed by the parties in August 2007.
Native Title Rights and Interests
The determination grants the native title holders rights and interests over the determination area, which includes the right to:
These rights are non-exclusive, for 'personal, domestic or communal use' (at 10), and co-exist with other rights and interests in the land. Co-existing rights and interest holders include:
Native title rights do not exist in minerals or petroleum, or over areas covered by public works (at 14 and 15).
|According to a National Native Title Tribunal factsheet, mediation for areas adjacent to the park which concern the same applicants 'are expected to continue and further determinations to follow' (NNTT, Backgrounder: Consent Determination for Witjira National Park, 2).|
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