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Maralinga Tjarutja Land Transfer

Category: Event
Date: 6 December 1984
Location:South Australia, Australia
Subject Matter:Land Transaction | Recognition of Native Title or Traditional Ownership
Summary Information:
Freehold title to an area of about 81,373 square kilometres (or about 7.7 percent of the State of South Australia) was transferred to Maralinga Tjarutja on behalf of the Southern Pitjantjajarra people on 6 December 1984 under the Maralinga Tjarutja Land Rights Act 1984 (SA). Maralinga Tjarutja is a corporate body established under the Act, of which all traditional owners are members. Maralinga Tjarutja holds the land in fee simple. The land cannot be sold, compulsorily acquired, resumed or forfeited, nor is land tax payable.

Related Entries

  • Maralinga Tjarutja Council
  • State of South Australia
  • Event
  • Unnamed Conservation Park Land Transfer
  • Legislation
  • Maralinga Tjarutja Land Rights Act 1984 (SA)
  • People
  • Southern Pitjantjatjara People

  • References

    Book Chapter
    Mazel, O, (2006) 'Returning Parna Wiru: Restitution of the Maralinga Lands to Traditional Owners in South Australia' in Langton, Mazel, Palmer, Shain, Tehan (eds), Settling with Indigenous People: Modern treaty and agreement-making (The Federation Press, 2006).

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