Hatches Creek Land Transfer

Category: Event
Date: 1 January 1992
Location:Hatches Creek, Northern Territory, Australia
Summary Information:
Title to land surrounding the township of Hatches Creek, an Indigenous community located approximately 275 kilometres south-east of Tennant Creek, was handed back to the Anurrete Land Trust for traditional owners by the Governor General Mr Bill Hayden on 22 October 1992. The land returned consists of a 2,065 square kilometre area, a part of the 4,000 square kilometre Wakaya-Alyawarra land claim, lodged under the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 (Cth) by the Central Land Council on behalf of the traditional owners in 1980. A second part of the claim area, consisting of 1,874 square kilometres, was handed over to the Wakaya Land Trust.

Related Entries

Organisation
  • Wakaya Aboriginal Land Trust
  • Central Land Council
  • Commonwealth of Australia
  • Northern Territory of Australia
  • Anurrete Aboriginal Land Trust
  • Legislation
  • Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 (Cth)
  • People
  • Hatches Creek Community
  • Alyawarr People

  • References

    Article
    Kate Cole-Adams (1992) Land Returned, After a 100-Year Wait
    Report
    ATSIC (1993) ATSIC Annual Report 1992-1993
    Resource
    Central Land Council (2005) Alyawarr Country: Talking About Donkeys and Horses