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Mount Grenfell Historic Site Land Transfer

Category: Event
Date: 17 July 2004
Location:New South Wales, Australia
Subject Matter:Land Transaction | Recognition of Native Title or Traditional Ownership
Summary Information:
On 17 July 2004, 1357 hectares of land comprising the Mount Grenfell Historic site were handed back to their traditional owners, the Ngiyampaa Wangaaypuwan people, under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 (NSW). The Historic Site is an Aboriginal rock art site located approximately 50 kilometres from Cobar in Central West New South Wales. The land was leased back to the New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) under the Cobar Local Aboriginal Land Council Lease to the Minister for Environment (the Lease). The Lease acknowledges that the lands are held by the Cobar Local Aboriginal Land Council on behalf of the traditional owners, and that it must act in consultation with them and in their best interests. The site will be jointly managed by the Aboriginal community and the NPWS via a Board of Management, established pursuant to the Lease Agreement.

Related Entries

Agreement
  • Mt Grenfell Lease: Cobar Local Aboriginal Land Council Lease to the Minister for the Environment
  • Organisation
  • State of New South Wales
  • Cobar Local Aboriginal Land Council
  • Legislation
  • National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 (NSW)
  • National Parks and Wildlife Amendment (Aboriginal Ownership) Act 1996 (NSW)
  • People
  • Ngiyampaa Wangaaypuwan People

  • References

    Resource
    New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service - Department of Environment and Conservation, (2004) Mt Grenfell Lease: Cobar Local Aboriginal Land Council Lease to the Minister for the Environment

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