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Martu People

Category: People
Sub Category:Native Title Holders (Native Title Act)
Location:Western Desert Region, Western Australia, Australia
Summary Information:
The Martu People are those Aboriginal People of the Western Desert Region who hold in common their traditional laws and customs, and who identify themselves as belonging to one, some or all of the following language groups: Manyjilyjarra; Kartujarra; Kiyajarra; Putijarra; Nyiyaparli; Warnman; Ngulipartu; Pitjikala; Kurajarra; Jiwaliny; Mangala; and Nangajarra.

The Martu people are recognised as the native title holders of a 136,000 sq km area of the Western Desert.

Related Entries

Agreement
  • White Lakes (Martu People) Agreement - Signatory
  • James on behalf of the Martu People v Western Australia [2002] FCA 1208 (27 September 2002)
  • BHP Area C Agreement - Signatory
  • Newman/Parnpajinya, Jigalong, Parnngurr, Irrungadji, Punmu and Kunawarritji 'Martumili Artists' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) - Signatory
  • Martu Elders Patrol Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)
  • Kogolo v State of Western Australia [2007] FCA 1703 (9 November 2007) - Respondent
  • Wiluna Regional Partnership Agreement (RPA) - Partner
  • Kogolo v State of Western Australia (No 3) [2012] FCA 1332 - Respondent
  • Lake Disappointment Project Mining and Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (in progress)
  • Kintyre Mining Development Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Organisation
  • Western Desert Lands Aboriginal Corporation (Jamukurnu-Yapalikunu)
  • People
  • Jeffrey James and others for the Martu People
  • Wiluna Indigenous Community

  • References

    Case Law
    Commonwealth of Australia (2002) James on behalf of the Martu People v State of Western Australia [2002] FCA 1208

    Glossary

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

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