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Goemulgaw (Torres Strait Islanders) Corporation

Category: Organisation
Date: 24 January 2000
Sub Category:Aboriginal Corporation | Incorporated Association | Prescribed Body Corporate
Location:Thursday Island, Queensland, Australia
Legal Status: Listed with the Registrar of Aboriginal Corporations.
Alternative Names:
  • Goemulgaw TSI Corporation
  • Summary Information:
    The Goemulgaw (Torres Strait Islanders) Corporation (the Association) was incorporated in 2000 pursuant to the Aboriginal Councils and Associations Act 1976 (Cth).

    The Association is the registered native title body corporate for the consent native title determination in Mabuiag People v State of Queensland [2000] FCA 1065.
    Detailed Information:
    The objects for which the Association was established include the holding and management of 'Native Title Land' and native title rights and interests for the benefit for the Gulmulgal people.

    The rules of the Association note that the 'Native Title Land' means 'all those Gumulgal Lands in which native title has been [validly] recongised to exist', and for 'which the Association has been recognised as the holder of such land on trust' for the Gulmulgal people (ORAC Website, accessed 3 April 2007).

    'Gulmulgal Lands' include the islands (and their natural features and resources) of Mabuig, Red Fruit, Aipus, Marte, Iadi, Widul, Pururai, Pulu, Kamutnab, Mipa, Warakuikul, Tabab, Talab, Kaub, Puilgulgul, Pelican, Subur, Bupu, [and] Kongan Rock' ... 'which are, in accordance with their traditional laws and customs... possessed by the Gumulgal People' (ORAC Website, accessed 3 April 2007).

    Related Entries

    Agreement
  • Mabuiag People v State of Queensland [2000] FCA 1065 (6 July 2000)
  • Islanders Board of Industry and Service and Mabuiag People Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) - Signatory
  • Mabuiag Island Torres Strait Social Housing Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) - Signatory
  • Mabuiag (No 2) Torres Strait Social Housing Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) - Signatory
  • Legislation
  • Aboriginal Councils and Associations Act 1976 (Cth)

  • References

    Resource
    Office of the Registrar of Aboriginal Corporations (ORAC), Australian Government The Rules of Goemulgaw (Torres Strait Islanders) Corporation

    Glossary

    Incorporated Association | Aboriginal Corporation (Australia) | Prescribed Body Corporate (PBC) (Native Title Act) (Australia)

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